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

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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
113 Bound orbits
302
114 Unbound orbits
307
PERTURBATION THEORY
313
122 Lagrange perturbation equations
319
123 Atmospheric drag
325
124 Oblateness of the primary
331
125 Approximation methods
333
THE THREEBODY PROBLEM
345

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
54
PLANETARY ROTATION
63
32 Frames of reference
67
33 Slowly rotating bodies
74
34 Equilibrium shapes of bodies in fast rotation
78
free precession
82
36 The rotation of the Earth and its interior structure
87
GRAVITATIONAL TORQUES AND TIDES
95
42 Tidal potential
99
43 Tides in a nonrigid Earth
102
44 Tidal harmonics
104
45 Equilibrium shape of satellites
108
THE INTERIOR OF THE EARTH
115
52 Internal structure of the Earth
120
53 Heat generation and flow
127
54 Tectonic motions
135
PLANETARY MAGNETISM
145
61 The main dipule field
146
62 Magnetic harmonics and anomalies
147
63 Secular changes and reversals
152
64 The generation of planetary magnetic fields
155
65 Planetary magnetic fields
161
ATMOSPHERES
169
72 Planetary atmospheres
182
73 Radiative transfer
186
74 Dynamics of atmospheres
191
75 Turbulence
198
UPPER ATMOSPHERES
211
82 Ionosphere
216
83 Waves in an electron plasma
220
84 Atmospheric refraction
225
85 Evolution of atmospheres
229
THE SUN AND THE SOLAR WIND
239
92 The solar wind
247
93 The heliosphere
252
MAGNETOSPHERES
261
102 Motion of charged particles in a strong magnetic field
268
103 Trapped particles
274
104 Magnetohydrodynamic waves
278
105 The bow shock
281
106 Cosmic rays and the magnetosphere
284
107 Planetary magnetospheres
286
THE TWOBODY PROBLEM
297
112 Keplerian orbits
300
131 Equations of motion and the Jacobi constant
346
132 Lagrangian points and zerovelocity curves
349
133 Stability analysis and motion near the Lagrangian points
355
134 Hills problem
364
135 Tisserands criterion
371
THE PLANETARY SYSTEM
377
142 Satellites
382
143 Asteroids
391
144 Transneptunian objects and Centaurs
405
145 Comets
412
146 Interplanetary material and meteorites
422
147 Planetary rings and circumplanetary dust
433
148 From planets to boulders
449
DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
459
152 Resonances and chaotic behaviour
473
153 Tidal orbital evolution
487
154 Dynamics of small bodies
493
ORIGIN OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
509
161 Mass and structure of the solar nebula
510
162 Growth of solid grains and formation of planetesimals
515
163 Formation of planetary embryos and accretion of terrestrial planets
521
164 Formation of giant planets and satellites
526
165 Extrasolar planetary systems
537
RELATIVISTIC EFFECTS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
557
171 The equivalence principle
558
172 Curvature of spacetime
563
173 The nature of gravitation
565
174 Weak fields and slow motion
569
175 Doppler effect
575
176 Relativistic dynamical effects
578
177 Gravitomagnetism
581
ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES
587
182 Spacecraft and their environment
591
183 Forces acting upon an artificial satellite
603
184 Space navigation
613
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
621
192 Spectra
625
193 Noise
631
194 Phase and frequency measurements
634
195 Propagation in a random medium
637
PRECISE MEASUREMENTS IN SPACE
641
202 Space astrometry
648
203 Laser tracking
657
204 Testing relativity in space
665
205 Signals and data analysis
674
Index
687
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David Vokrouhlicky is Associate Professor of Astronomy at the Astronomy Institute of the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). Paolo Farinella was Professor of Astronomy at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Trieste (Italy); he passed away on March 25, 2000. Bruno Bertotti is Professor of Astrophysics at the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics of the University of Pavia (Italy).

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