By Sergei Kopeikin
This authoritative e-book offers the theoretical improvement of gravitational physics because it applies to the dynamics of celestial our bodies and the research of distinctive astronomical observations. In so doing, it fills the necessity for a textbook that teaches glossy dynamical astronomy with a robust emphasis at the relativistic features of the topic produced via the curved geometry of 4-dimensional spacetime.
the 1st 3 chapters evaluation the basic ideas of celestial mechanics and of distinctive and common relativity. This historical past fabric kinds the foundation for realizing relativistic reference frames, the celestial mechanics of N-body structures, and high-precision astrometry, navigation, and geodesy, that are then taken care of within the following 5 chapters. the ultimate bankruptcy offers an outline of the recent box of utilized relativity, in keeping with fresh strategies from the overseas Astronomical Union.
The ebook is acceptable for educating complicated undergraduate honors courses and graduate classes, whereas both serving as a reference for pro examine scientists operating in relativity and dynamical astronomy.
The authors carry their wide theoretical and functional event to the topic. Sergei Kopeikin is a professor on the college of Missouri, whereas Michael Efroimsky and George Kaplan paintings on the usa Naval Observatory, one of many world?s most desirable associations for services in astrometry, celestial mechanics, and timekeeping.
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