The Waltz of the Planets
Alessandra Celletti & Ettore Perozzi
Offering a unique insight into a subject
sometimes thought too difficult for the non-mathematician to grasp this
book provides the necessary tools to enable the reader to understand
the underlying physical phenomena behind celestial mechanics.
Contents are divided into major topics where the three "souls" of modern celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System & stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role.
The role od celestial mechanics in everything from the evolution of a planet to space exploration is, for the first time, made accessible, interesting and amusing.
It also presents facts and figures on historical events and modern
discoveries and gives a tantalising glimpse into a possible future.