Physics of the Solar System: Dynamics and Evolution, Space Physics, and Spacetime Structure

Capa
Springer Science & Business Media, 2003 - 701 páginas
This volume covers most areas in the physics of the solar system, with special emphasis on gravitational dynamics; its gist is the rational, in particular mathematical, understanding of the main processes at work. Special stress is given to the variety of objects in the planetary system and their long-term evolution. The unique character of this book is its breadth and depth, which aims at bringing the reader to the threshold of original research; however, special chapters and introductory sections are included for the benefit of the beginner. The volume is generally suitable for post-graduate students and researchers in physics, especially in the field related to the solar system. A large amount of figures and diagrams is included, often compiled with real data.
 

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DYNAMICAL PRINCIPLES
1
12 The equation of state
6
13 Dynamics of fluids
9
14 Dynamics of solid bodies
12
15 Transport
16
16 Magnetohydrodynamics
21
17 Conservation of magnetism and vorticity
25
18 Kinetic theory
28
114 Unbound orbits
299
PERTURBATION THEORY
305
122 Lagrange perturbation equations
311
123 Atmospheric drag
317
124 Oblateness of the primary
323
125 Approximation methods
325
THE THREEBODY PROBLEM
337
131 Equations of motion and the Jacobi constant
338

THE GRAVITATIONAL FIELD OF AN ISOLATED BODY
35
22 Harmonic representation of the gravity field
42
23 The gravity field of the Earth
46
24 Gravity fields of planetary bodies
50
PLANETARY ROTATION
59
32 Frames of reference
63
33 Slowly rotating bodies
70
34 Equilibrium shapes of bodies in fast rotation
74
free precession
78
36 The rotation of the Earth and its interior structure
83
GRAVITATIONAL TORQUES AND TIDES
91
42 Tidal potential
95
43 Tides in a nonrigid Earth
98
44 Tidal harmonics
100
45 Equilibrium shape of satellites
104
THE INTERIOR OF THE EARTH
111
52 Internal structure of the Earth
116
53 Heat generation and flow
123
54 Tectonic motions
131
PLANETARY MAGNETISM
141
61 The main dipule field
142
62 Magnetic harmonics and anomalies
143
63 Secular changes and reversals
148
64 The generation of planetary magnetic fields
151
65 Planetary magnetic fields
157
ATMOSPHERES
165
72 Planetary atmospheres
178
73 Radiative transfer
182
74 Dynamics of atmospheres
187
75 Turbulence
194
UPPER ATMOSPHERES
207
82 Ionosphere
212
83 Waves in an electron plasma
216
84 Atmospheric refraction
217
85 Evolution of atmospheres
221
THE SUN AND THE SOLAR WIND
231
92 The solar wind
239
93 The heliosphere
244
MAGNETOSPHERES
253
103 Trapped particles
266
104 Magnetohydrodynamic waves
270
105 The bow shock
273
106 Cosmic rays and the magnetosphere
276
107 Planetary magnetospheres
278
THE TWOBODY PROBLEM
289
112 Keplerian orbits
292
113 Bound orbits
294
132 Lagrangian points and zerovelocity curves
341
133 Stability analysis and motion near the Lagrangian points
347
134 Hills problem
356
135 Tisserands criterion
363
THE PLANETARY SYSTEM
369
142 Satellites
374
143 Asteroids
383
144 Transneptunian objects and Centaurs
397
145 Comets
404
146 Interplanetary material and meteorites
414
147 Planetary rings and circumplanetary dust
425
148 From planets to boulders
441
DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
451
152 Resonances and chaotic behaviour
465
153 Tidal orbital evolution
479
154 Dynamics of small bodies
485
ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
501
161 Mass and structure of the solar nebula
502
162 Growth of solid grains and formation of planetesimals
507
163 Formation of planetary embryos and accretion of terrestrial planets
513
164 Formation of giant planets and satellites
518
165 Extrasolar planetary systems
529
RELATIVISTIC EFFECTS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
549
171 The equivalence principle
550
172 Curvature of spacetime
555
173 The nature of gravitation
557
174 Weak fields and slow motion
561
175 Doppler effect
567
176 Relativistic dynamical effects
570
177 Gravitomagnetism
573
ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES
579
182 Spacecraft and their environment
583
183 Forces acting upon an artificial satellite
595
184 Space navigation
605
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
613
192 Spectra
617
193 Noise
623
194 Phase and frequency measurements
626
195 Propagation in a random medium
629
PRECISE MEASUREMENTS IN SPACE
633
202 Space astrometry
640
203 Laser tracking
649
204 Testing relativity in space
657
205 Signals and data analysis
666
Index
679
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