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The Resource Physics of the earth and the solar system: dynamics and evolution, space navigation, space-time structure

Physics of the earth and the solar system: dynamics and evolution, space navigation, space-time structure

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Physics of the earth and the solar system: dynamics and evolution, space navigation, space-time structure
Title
Physics of the earth and the solar system: dynamics and evolution, space navigation, space-time structure
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bertotti, B.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Farinella, Paolo
Series statement
GEOPHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS MONOGRAPHS
Series volume
31
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar system
  • Geophysics
  • Astrophysics
Label
Physics of the earth and the solar system: dynamics and evolution, space navigation, space-time structure
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Dynamical principles -- Gravitational equilibrium -- Dynamical equations -- Dynamics of solid bodies -- Transport -- Magnetohydrodynamics -- Conservation of magnetism and vorticity -- Kinetic theory -- 2. The gravitational field of a planet -- Spherical harmonics -- Harmonic representation of the gravity field of a planet -- Low order gravitational potential -- Fine structure of the gravity field of the earth -- 3. The rotation of the earth and other planets -- Measurements of time and distance -- Rotating frames -- Slow rotation of a fluid body -- Equilibrium shapes of bodies in rapid rotation -- Rigid body dynamics: free precession -- The rotation of the earth and its interior structure -- 4. Tidal effects -- Lunisolar precession and nutation -- Tidal potential -- Tides in a non-rigid earth -- Tidal harmonics -- Equilibrium shapes of satellites -- 5. The interior of the earth -- Seismic propagation -- Boundary effects -- Internal structure of the earth -- heat generation and flow -- Tectonic motions -- 6. Planetary magnetism -- The main dipole field -- Magnetic harmonics and anomalies -- Secular changes and reversals -- The generation of planetary magnetic fields -- 7. Atmospheres -- The structure of the atmosphere -- Radiative transfer -- Gray atmospheres -- Dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans -- Tropospheric turbulence -- 8. The upper atmosphere -- Ionizing effects of the solar radiation -- Propagation of electromagnetic waves in an electron plasma -- Electromagnetic propagation in the ionosphere -- Structure and mass motion -- 9. Magnetosphere -- The guiding centre approximation -- Trapped particles -- Alfven waves -- The bow shock of the magnetosphere -- interaction between the solar wind and the magnetosphere -- Energetic particles in the magnetosphere -- 10. The two-body problem -- Reduction to a central force problem -- Keplerian orbits -- Three-dimensional orbital elements -- Unbound orbits -- 11. Perturbation theory -- Gauss' perturbation equations -- Qualitative discussion of some perturbations -- Effects of atmospheric drag -- The perturbing function and Lagrange's perturbation equations -- APproximate solution methods -- Secular effects of the oblateness of the primary
  • 12. The restricted three-body problem -- Equations of motion and the Jacobi constant -- Lagrangian points and zero-velocity curves -- Stability of the Lagrangian points -- Tisserand's invariant -- 13. The sun and the solar wind -- The sun and its radiation -- Mathematical theory of the solar wind -- Structure of the corona and the solar wind -- Planetary magnetospheres -- 14. The planetary system -- Planets -- Satellites -- Asteroids -- Comets -- Interplanetary material and meteorites -- Planetary rings and the Roche limit -- From boulders to planets -- 15. Dynamical evolution of the solar system -- Secular perturbations and the stability of the solar system -- Resonances and chaotic behaviour -- Tidal evolution of orbits -- Dynamics of dust particles -- 16. Origin of the solar system -- Mass and structure of the solar nebula -- growth and settling of solid grains -- Gravitational instability and formation of planetesimals -- Collisional accumulation of planetesimals -- Accretion -- Formation of giant planets and minor bodies -- 17. Relativistic effects in the solar system -- Curvature of spacetime -- Geodesics -- Dynamics as geometry -- Slow motion, relativistic dynamics -- The Doppler effect -- Relativistic dynamical effects -- Gravitomagnetism -- 18. Artificial satellites -- Perturbations -- Launch -- Spacecraft -- Geostationary satellites -- Interplanetary navigation -- 19. Space telecommunications -- The power budget -- Spectra -- Noise -- Phase measurements -- Refraction and dispersion -- Propagation in a random medium -- 20. Precise measurements in space -- Least=squares fits -- Laser tracking -- Space astrometry -- Planetary imaging -- Very long baseline interferometry -- Testing relativity in space
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 479 pages
Isbn
9780792305354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Physics of the earth and the solar system: dynamics and evolution, space navigation, space-time structure
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Dynamical principles -- Gravitational equilibrium -- Dynamical equations -- Dynamics of solid bodies -- Transport -- Magnetohydrodynamics -- Conservation of magnetism and vorticity -- Kinetic theory -- 2. The gravitational field of a planet -- Spherical harmonics -- Harmonic representation of the gravity field of a planet -- Low order gravitational potential -- Fine structure of the gravity field of the earth -- 3. The rotation of the earth and other planets -- Measurements of time and distance -- Rotating frames -- Slow rotation of a fluid body -- Equilibrium shapes of bodies in rapid rotation -- Rigid body dynamics: free precession -- The rotation of the earth and its interior structure -- 4. Tidal effects -- Lunisolar precession and nutation -- Tidal potential -- Tides in a non-rigid earth -- Tidal harmonics -- Equilibrium shapes of satellites -- 5. The interior of the earth -- Seismic propagation -- Boundary effects -- Internal structure of the earth -- heat generation and flow -- Tectonic motions -- 6. Planetary magnetism -- The main dipole field -- Magnetic harmonics and anomalies -- Secular changes and reversals -- The generation of planetary magnetic fields -- 7. Atmospheres -- The structure of the atmosphere -- Radiative transfer -- Gray atmospheres -- Dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans -- Tropospheric turbulence -- 8. The upper atmosphere -- Ionizing effects of the solar radiation -- Propagation of electromagnetic waves in an electron plasma -- Electromagnetic propagation in the ionosphere -- Structure and mass motion -- 9. Magnetosphere -- The guiding centre approximation -- Trapped particles -- Alfven waves -- The bow shock of the magnetosphere -- interaction between the solar wind and the magnetosphere -- Energetic particles in the magnetosphere -- 10. The two-body problem -- Reduction to a central force problem -- Keplerian orbits -- Three-dimensional orbital elements -- Unbound orbits -- 11. Perturbation theory -- Gauss' perturbation equations -- Qualitative discussion of some perturbations -- Effects of atmospheric drag -- The perturbing function and Lagrange's perturbation equations -- APproximate solution methods -- Secular effects of the oblateness of the primary
  • 12. The restricted three-body problem -- Equations of motion and the Jacobi constant -- Lagrangian points and zero-velocity curves -- Stability of the Lagrangian points -- Tisserand's invariant -- 13. The sun and the solar wind -- The sun and its radiation -- Mathematical theory of the solar wind -- Structure of the corona and the solar wind -- Planetary magnetospheres -- 14. The planetary system -- Planets -- Satellites -- Asteroids -- Comets -- Interplanetary material and meteorites -- Planetary rings and the Roche limit -- From boulders to planets -- 15. Dynamical evolution of the solar system -- Secular perturbations and the stability of the solar system -- Resonances and chaotic behaviour -- Tidal evolution of orbits -- Dynamics of dust particles -- 16. Origin of the solar system -- Mass and structure of the solar nebula -- growth and settling of solid grains -- Gravitational instability and formation of planetesimals -- Collisional accumulation of planetesimals -- Accretion -- Formation of giant planets and minor bodies -- 17. Relativistic effects in the solar system -- Curvature of spacetime -- Geodesics -- Dynamics as geometry -- Slow motion, relativistic dynamics -- The Doppler effect -- Relativistic dynamical effects -- Gravitomagnetism -- 18. Artificial satellites -- Perturbations -- Launch -- Spacecraft -- Geostationary satellites -- Interplanetary navigation -- 19. Space telecommunications -- The power budget -- Spectra -- Noise -- Phase measurements -- Refraction and dispersion -- Propagation in a random medium -- 20. Precise measurements in space -- Least=squares fits -- Laser tracking -- Space astrometry -- Planetary imaging -- Very long baseline interferometry -- Testing relativity in space
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 479 pages
Isbn
9780792305354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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