By Victor G. Szebehely
First 3 paragraphs of the preface:
This interdisciplinary publication combines the astronomical and the engineering methods to these questions of house study that are often called orbit and trajectory difficulties. the recent note Astrodynamics (no connection with stellar dynamics) intends to symbolize a box which emphasizes the engineering points of dynamical astronomy.
The software of a hugely constructed mathematical technology that's soundly embedded in thousands of years of culture to the latest en- gineering difficulties is likely one of the such a lot demanding projects to representa- tives of either fields. This publication intends to fulfill this problem via conceal- ing the main major and up to date advancements in a scientific, even though certainly not textbook like, demeanour. it truly is ready for the employee within the box with heritage in celestial mechanics and with familiarity with the engineering problems.
The chapters are equipped in response to the key practical matters of house dynamics instead of alongside operational traces. certainly, it's geared toward the dialogue, first, of basic principles, after which those are interspersed with examples.