Relativistic Celestial Mechanics of the Solar System

Author: Sergei Kopeikin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527408566
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Science

This authoritative book presents the theoretical development of gravitational physics as it applies to the dynamics of celestial bodies and the analysis of precise astronomical observations. In so doing, it fills the need for a textbook that teaches modern dynamical astronomy with a strong emphasis on the relativistic aspects of the subject produced by the curved geometry of four-dimensional spacetime. The first three chapters review the fundamental principles of celestial mechanics and of special and general relativity. This background material forms the basis for understanding relativistic reference frames, the celestial mechanics of N-body systems, and high-precision astrometry, navigation, and geodesy, which are then treated in the following five chapters. The final chapter provides an overview of the new field of applied relativity, based on recent recommendations from the International Astronomical Union. The book is suitable for teaching advanced undergraduate honors programs and graduate courses, while equally serving as a reference for professional research scientists working in relativity and dynamical astronomy. The authors bring their extensive theoretical and practical experience to the subject. Sergei Kopeikin is a professor at the University of Missouri, while Michael Efroimsky and George Kaplan work at the United States Naval Observatory, one of the world?s premier institutions for expertise in astrometry, celestial mechanics, and timekeeping.

Essential Relativistic Celestial Mechanics

Author: Victor Brumberg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0750300620
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Science

Essential Relativistic Celestial Mechanics presents a systematic exposition of the essential questions of relativistic celestial mechanics and their relation to relativistic astrometry. The book focuses on the comparison of calculated and measurable quantities that is of paramount importance in using general relativity as a necessary framework in the discussion of high-precision observations and for the construction of accurate dynamical ephemerides. It discusses the results of the general relativistic theory of motion of celestial bodies and describes the relativistic theory of astronomical reference frames, time scales, and the reduction of observations.

Relativistic Geodesy

Author: Dirk Puetzfeld
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783030115005
Release Date: 2019-02-09
Genre: Science

Due to steadily improving experimental accuracy, relativistic concepts – based on Einstein’s theory of Special and General Relativity – are playing an increasingly important role in modern geodesy. This book offers an introduction to the emerging field of relativistic geodesy, and covers topics ranging from the description of clocks and test bodies, to time and frequency measurements, to current and future observations. Emphasis is placed on geodetically relevant definitions and fundamental methods in the context of Einstein’s theory (e.g. the role of observers, use of clocks, definition of reference systems and the geoid, use of relativistic approximation schemes). Further, the applications discussed range from chronometric and gradiometric determinations of the gravitational field, to the latest (satellite) experiments. The impact of choices made at a fundamental theoretical level on the interpretation of measurements and the planning of future experiments is also highlighted. Providing an up-to-the-minute status report on the respective topics discussed, the book will not only benefit experts, but will also serve as a guide for students with a background in either geodesy or gravitational physics who are interested in entering and exploring this emerging field.

Proceedings of the XXIII Spanish Relativity Meeting on Reference Frames and Gravitomagnetism

Author: J. F. Pascual S nchez
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812810021
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Celestial reference systems

This book provides an authoritative overview of the developments in gravitomagnetism which have taken place in the last few years. In particular, experiments for measuring the Lense-Thirring effect with satellites orbiting the Earth are reviewed, and an updated list of references on gravitomagnetism is included. The book also presents diverse research in general relativity and cosmology. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, relativity and applied mathematics. Contents: Spacetime Splitting Techniques and Gravitoelectromagnetism in General Relativity (D Bini & R T Jantzen); Black Hole Astrophysics: Gravitomagnetism and Non Keplerian Orbits (F de Felice); Gravitoelectromagnetism (B Mashhoon); Properties of Bel Currents (R Lazkoz et al.); On Cyclically Symmetrical Spacetimes (A Barnes); Scalar Field Cosmologies (J Carot & M M Collinge); Ideas Gas Stephani Universes (B Coll & J J Ferrando); Comments on Purely Electric Weyl Tensors (J J Ferrando & J A Siez); Advance of Mercury Perihelion Explained by Cogravity (C J de Matos & M Tajmar); The Intrinsic Structure of the Petrov Classification (J M Pozo & J M Parra); and other papers. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in physics, astronomy and applied mathematics."

Applications and Experiments

Author: Sergei M. Kopeikin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110345667
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Genre: Science

With a wide range of prominent authors from the field of relativistic celestial mechanics, this first volume of a two-volume series consists of reviews on a multitude of advanced topics in the area, covering both classical as well as modern developments, while focusing on applications and experiments. On the occasion of his 80-th birthday this volume honors V. A. Brumberg – one of the pioneers in modern relativistic celestial mechanics.


Author: Sergei M. Kopeikin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110337495
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Science

With a wide range of prominent authors from the field of relativistic celestial mechanics, this first volume of a two-volume series consists of reviews on a multitude of advanced topics in the area, covering both classical as well as modern developments, while focusing on theoretical foundations. On the occasion of his 80-th birthday this volume honors V. A. Brumberg – one of the pioneers in modern relativistic celestial mechanics.

Physics of the Solar System

Author: B. Bertotti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402014287
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

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.

Newton Einstein and Velikovsky

Author: Charles Ginenthal
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781329742567
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: History

If Velikovsky’s celestial hypothesis is correct, it must not only correlate with historical evidence, but must also correlate with and be corroborated by scientific evidence. His thesis requires that there should exist unambiguous scientific evidence that celestial mechanics, accepted by all scientists as being perfect as possible, is in error. If that can be proved to be the case, that cosmological theory for the stability of the solar system and the evolution of the universe  birth and evolution of galaxies, as well as stars  must also be in error. The need for such a book that gathers the evidence for celestial mechanics, the cosmology of the universe and especially the evolution of the solar system in recent times that Immanuel Velikovsky presented, is long overdue.


Author: Eric Poisson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107032866
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Science

A unique graduate textbook that develops powerful approximation methods and their applications to real-life astrophysical systems.

The Physics of a Lifetime

Author: Vitaliĭ Lazarevich Ginzburg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540675345
Release Date: 2001-01-18
Genre: Philosophy

Every reader interested in understanding the important problems in physics and astrophysics and their historic development within the last 60 years will enjoy this book. The philosophy and history and the very personal view of famous scientists of the 20th century, whom the author knows or knew personally, also make this book fascinating for non-physicists. It consists of three parts covering major problems of physics and astrophysics, the philosophy and history of science, and memorial papers on famous physicists. The author, himself a renowned scientist, provides personal observations, and fascinating insights into the field of physics.

Space Activity Impact on Science and Technology

Author: L.G. Napolitano
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483159829
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Space Activity: Impact on Science and Technology contains the proceedings of the 24th International Astronautical Congress held in the USSR on October 7-13, 1973. Contributors focus on the contribution of space research to the development of science and technology, including biology and medicine. This text begins with a discussion on the role played by Soviet automatic vehicles in the progress of space automatics and control theory. The discussion then turns to the problems of space technology and their implications for science and technology, industrial applications of aerospace technology, and development of liquid-propellant rocket engineering technology in the USSR. The chapters that follow explore the contribution of space medicine to public health; the role of astronautics in the development of methods of celestial mechanics; the flight performance of the unmanned Skylab space station; and remote sensing of the environment and earth's resources studies from Soviet manned spacecraft. The book concludes with an appraisal of international standards for model rocket engines. This book will be of interest to students of astronomy as well as researchers and practitioners working in the field of space exploration and research.

Dynamics Ephemerides and Astrometry of the Solar System

Author: Sylvio Ferraz-Mello
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 079234085X
Release Date: 1996-06-30
Genre: Science

IAU Symposium 172 Dynamics, Ephemerides and Astrometry of the Solar System was held in Paris in July, 1995. 250 scientists from 33 countries attended the symposium; 24 invited lectures and 165 contributed papers were presented (117 of which were posters). The papers covered topics on celestial mechanics (chaos and evolution of the solar system, asteroids, theories of the motion of the planets, the moon and the natural satellites), methods (symplectic mappings and elliptic functions), astrometry (CCD observations, VLBI and radar observations), ephemerides (representation and numerical integration) and on the history of celestial mechanics.