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An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Dover Books on Astronomy) epub

by Forest Ray Moulton


An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Dover Books on Astronomy) epub

ISBN: 0486646874

ISBN13: 978-0486646879

Author: Forest Ray Moulton

Category: Science

Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science

Language: English

Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised edition (June 1, 1984)

Pages: 464 pages

ePUB book: 1107 kb

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Rating: 4.6

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Moulton covers the basics of linear motion as a short refresher in the begin of Chp 2 but does assume the reader is already familiar with linear algebra determinants, and Lagrangian mechanics when covering perturbation theory.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Building on advanced topics in classical mechanics, this text is the ideal bridge to higher level coursework, providing advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and related fields more than 100 exercises to gauge their understanding.

Moulton, Forest Ray, 1872-1952. Mechanics, Celestial. New York, The Macmillan Company. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Bibliography at end of each chapter. You can read An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics by Moulton, Forest Ray, 1872-1952 in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader.

Start by marking An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics (Dover Books on Astronomy) as Want to Read . An unrivaled text in the field of celestial mechanics, Moulton's theoretical work on the prediction and interpretation of celestial phenomena has not been superseded

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An Introduction to Celest. has been added to your Cart. Moulton covers the basics of linear motion as a short refresher in the begin of Chp 2 but does assume the reader is already familiar with linear algebra determinants, and Lagrangian mechanics when covering perturbation theory

An Introduction to Celest. Moulton covers the basics of linear motion as a short refresher in the begin of Chp 2 but does assume the reader is already familiar with linear algebra determinants, and Lagrangian mechanics when covering perturbation theory. Not in the text are conversations on the Roche Limit, Lagrangian Points, and Relativistic Celestial Mechanics. The text does discus surface equipotentials in chapter VII The Problem of Three Bodies.

An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics Forest Ray Moulton The MacMillan Company, Published in 1914, 437 pages.

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Forest Ray Moulton (April 29, 1872 – December 7, 1952) was an American astronomer. He was born in Le Roy, Michigan, and was educated at Albion College. After graduating in 1894 (. he performed his graduate studies at the University of Chicago and gained a P. At the University of Chicago he was associate in astronomy (1898–1900), instructor (1900–03), assistant professor (1903–08), associate professor (1908–12), and professor after 1912.

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An unrivaled text in the field of celestial mechanics, Moulton's theoretical work on the prediction and interpretation of celestial phenomena has not been superseded. By providing a general account of all parts of celestial mechanics without an over-full treatment of any single aspect, by stating all the problems in advance, and, where the transformations are long, giving an outline of the steps which must be made, and by noting all the places where assumptions have been introduced or unjustified methods employed, Moulton has insured that his work will be valuable to all who are interested in the subject.The text is divided into ten chapters which progress logically in terms of the difficulty of their subject matter. They are: Fundamental Principles and Definitions, Rectilinear Motion, Central Forces, The Potential and Attractions of Bodies, The Problem of Two Bodies, The Determination of Orbits, The General Integrals of the Problem of n Bodies, The Problem of Three Bodies, Perturbations ― Geometrical Considerations, and Perturbations ― Analytical Method. Important topics cove red include general equations, motion of falling particles, the heat of the sun, simultaneous differential equations, examples where J is a function of the coordinates alone, the universality of Newton's law, determination of the orbit from the law of force, attractions of simple solids, potential and attractions of simple bodies and ellipsoids, Ivory's method and level surfaces, elements of orbits, expansions and positions in orbits, transformations of coordinates, the Laplacian and Gaussian methods of determining orbits, motion of center of mass and area integrals, motion of the infinitesimal body, surfaces of zero relative velocity, effects of the components of the disturbing force, lunar theory, method of computing perturbations, and the perturbative function.Each chapter is followed by a historical sketch and bibliography pertaining to that subject. Over 200 problems appear at key points in the text, many of them answered.

This text by Moulton is perhaps the finest single treatment on Newtonian Celestial Mechanics available. The content is very methodically shared in detail and progresses in a logical, building block manner accentuated with brief discussions on the historical development of the theories.

Moulton covers the basics of linear motion as a short refresher in the begin of Chp 2 but does assume the reader is already familiar with linear algebra determinants, and Lagrangian mechanics when covering perturbation theory.

Not in the text are conversations on the Roche Limit, Lagrangian Points, and Relativistic Celestial Mechanics. The text does discus surface equipotentials in chapter VII The Problem of Three Bodies.

Some of my favorite sections of the text being:

Chp I Fundamental Principles and Definitions
I.16 pertaining to Kepler and discussion on Areal Velocity

Chp II Rectilinear Motion
II.33 Attractive Force Varying Inversely as the Square of the Distance

Chp III Central Force
III.55 Newton's Law of Gravitation
III.62 Force Varying as the Square of the Distance

Chp IV The Potential and Attractions of Bodies
IV.78 The Potential and Attraction of a Solid Homogeneous Oblate Spheroid upon a Distant Unit Particle
IV.81 The Attraction of Spheroids

Chp V The Problem of Two Bodies
V.97 Graphical Solution of Kepler's Equation
V.104 The Heliocentric Position in the Ecliptic System

Chp VIII The Problem of Three Bodies
VIII.163 Application to the Gegenschein

Chp IX Perturbations-Geometrical Considerations
IX.175 Disturbing Effects of the Orthogonal Components
IX.188 Perturbations of the Inclination
IX.189 Precession of the Equinoxes. Nutation
IX.197 The Motion of the Line of Apsides
If you happen to be unfortunate enough to be using Goldstein's, Classical Mechanics, you will find that Kepler's Laws are not fully explored. I found the Moulton book to fill in alot of gaps. I do mean....alot of gaps! The book gives great detail into series expansions. Not only does it address the series, but it addresses the exact origin and derivation of the series expansions. The only thing it lacks is the recursion formula! Moulton treats all of the equations like this. He shows you complete derivations of everything. And, he is good in showing you applications of what you've learned.

In itself, the book is a textbook, but it serves as a great companion to any modern text. This book is actually quite old, so it gives you alot of insight into "antequated knowledge." You know, the "stuff" teachers already assume you know.

So, I recommend this book to anyone. It is very readable. It explains concepts in a very simplistic manner. Unlike modern books that give you point "A" and expect you to fill in all the gaps to point "Z," Moulton uses the "old style of teaching" where he takes you from point "A" to point "Z" to fully prepare you, and then, he slams you with the impossible problems at the end. But, you find the problems are not nearly as difficult due to his preparations.

Great Book!!
This is an excellent textbook covering not only celestial mechanics, but a wide range of astrophysics topics. It was written in 1902 and updated in 1914. At that time nuclear processes were not known, and the composition of the sun was thought to be mainly iron. Given these limitations, however, the math is clear, the definitions are still used, and the historical background is interesting and informative. For a more up-to-date discussion of the subject, I recommend "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics", Bate, Mueller, White (1971), but get this one for the background.
Excellent
Moulton assumes you know many things, or have access to them, for instance, the geometry of ellipses is used extensively, but is never explained in the book. You probably will want an analytic geometry book for reference. Moulton uses intermediate-level calculus from the very beginning, and he assumes you have a good working knowledge of it. Other than these minor gripes, Moulton is very good at explaining from the very basics, for instance, he includes an interesting geometric proof of Kepler's law of areas, which he attributes to Newton. He gives some nice geometric explanations of perturbations. Little or no math used at all in these! His derivations start much farther back than many authors, for instance, in introducing equations of motion, he first starts with some general properties of particles moving on an x-y plane, gets into particles moving around a central origin, and moves on into the well-known Newtonian equations of motion, and a few hypothetical ones. He gives many references to further study of these, all rather old, of course, but many of them intersting because they are the original works: Newton's "Principia", Gauss' "Theoria Motus", for instance. He does, here and there, plop an equation in your lap with "a well known equation for (something) is...", usually unrelated to whatever his primary explanation is, but slightly annoying. If you are used to modern vector notation, Moulton is a little confusing at first. Rather than vectors, he explains everything using old-fashioned systems of equations (in x,y,z). This makes some derivations more complicated, and you must be careful to distinguish components of, for instance, velocity and acceleration in x,y,z from the overall velocity and acceleration, because the notations look similar. At the end of most chapters, Moulton gives a summary of the historical details of the chapter's contents, who discovered what and when, complete with references! Just skimming the book for these summaries is rather interesting!
Excellent