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Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students / Edition 3

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students / Edition 3

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All the necessary tools to learn Orbital Mechanics in one volume -- theory, practical examples, and computational tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080977478
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Series: Aerospace Engineering Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Professor Curtis is former professor and department chair of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a licensed professional engineer and is the author of two textbooks (Orbital Mechanics 3e, Elsevier 2013, and Fundamentals of Aircraft Structural Analysis, McGraw Hill 1997). His research specialties include continuum mechanics, structures, dynamics, and orbital mechanics.

Table of Contents

1. Dynamics of Point Masses 2. The Two-Body Problem 3. Orbital Position as a Function of Time 4. Orbits in Three Dimensions 5. Preliminary Orbit Determination 6. Orbital Maneuvers 7. Relative Motion and Rendezvous 8. Interplanetary Trajectories 9. Lunar Trajectories 10. Introduction to Orbital Perturbations 11. Rigid Body Dynamics 12. Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics 13. Rocket Vehicle Dynamics

Appendix A Physical Data

Appendix B A Road Map

Appendix C Numerical Integration of the N-Body Equations of Motion

Appendix D MATLAB Scripts

Appendix E Gravitational Potential of a Sphere

Appendix F Computing the Difference Between Nearly Equal Numbers

Appendix G Direction Cosine Matrix in Terms of the Unit Quaternion

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