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The Planetary Disturbing Function

  • Victor A. Brumberg

Abstract

The main difficulty in expanding the disturbing function in planetary problems is that the ratio of the semi-major axes of the planetary orbits may be rather large (of the order of 0.7, for example, for the pair Venus-Earth). Therefore, efficient expansions in powers of this ratio in satellite problems cannot be directly used here. They are given below to characterize the general structure of the expansions.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor A. Brumberg
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  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute of Applied AstronomySt. PetersburgRussia

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