The MAA is pleased to re-issue the early Carus Mathematical Monographs in ebook and print-on-demand formats. Readers with an interest in the history of the undergraduate curriculum or the history of a particular field will be rewarded by study of these very clear and approachable little volumes.
This monograph presents the basic mathematics underlying the subject of celestial mechanics. Chapter 1 formulates the central force problem and then deals with Kepler’s first and second laws, orbits under non-Newtonian attraction, elements of an orbit, the two-body system, the solar system, and disturbed motion. Chapter 2 introduces the n-body problem. Included in Chapter 2 are the Lagrange-Jacobi formula, Sundman’s theorem on total collapse, the three-body problem, and Lagrange’s and Euler’s solutions to the three-body problem. Chapter 3 is an introduction to Hamilton-Jacobi Theory.
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Electronic ISBN: 9781614440185
Paperback ISBN: 9780883851401
Hardcover (out of print) ISBN: 9780883850190
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