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On the Comparison of Numerical Theories of Orbital Motion

  • J. Derral Mulholland
Part of the COSPAR-IAU-IUTAM book series (IUTAM)

Abstract

The numerical study of the motion of the closest natural satellite, the Moon, provides a means to examine the general concept of a numerical theory, as opposed to a simple ephemeris. Attempts to reconcile a discrepancy between our calculations and those of Oesterwinter and Cohen permit some conclusions on the documentation required for such a theory to be complete.

Keywords

Numerical Theory Acceleration Model Lunar Laser Range Page Cost Geocentric Motion 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Derral Mulholland
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Groupe de Recherche de Géodésie SpatialeMeudonFrance
  2. 2.University of Texas at AustinUSA

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