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Author Celletti, A. (Alessandra)
Title Meccanica celeste. English
Celestial mechanics : the waltz of the planets / Alessandra Celletti, Ettore Perozzi.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis, 2007.

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Author Celletti, A. (Alessandra)
Series Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Subject Celestial mechanics -- Popular works.
Astronomy -- Popular works.
Alt Name Perozzi, Ettore.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 245 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits.
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Note "This book was originally published under the title Meccanica Celeste : il Valzer dei Pianeti in 1996, and this translation is an updated and expanded version of that text."--Page xvi.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index.
Summary "Offering a unique insight into a subject sometimes thought too difficult for the non-mathematician to grasp, and using only basic mathematics, this book provides the necessary tools to enable the reader to understand the underlying physical phenomena behind celestial mechanics. It also provides facts and figures on historical events and modern discoveries, and gives a tantalising glimpse into a possible future."--Jacket.
Contents Around and around -- Three bodies and no solution -- Celestial waltz -- Cosmic spinning tops -- Our chaotic Solar System -- Singularities, collisions and threatening bodies -- Of Moon and man -- Rock around the planets -- Lords of the rings -- At the edge of the Solar System -- On the road to exolife.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387685779
038730777X (Paper)
9780387307770 (Paper)
OCLC # 184908798
Additional Format Print version: Celletti, A. (Alessandra). Meccanica celeste. English. Celestial mechanics. Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis, 2007 038730777X 9780387307770 (DLC) 2006926301 (OCoLC)70573765

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