The fourth edition features several exciting changes to this exceptional book. Extended to pages, including a new chapter on interplanetary missions, there are ground illumination calculations, Moon rise and set data, and a listing of relevant Internet sites. Moreover, there are improved and expanded discussions of coordinate systems, orbit determination and differential correction. It is not only the perfect textbook, but a superb reference book that will be used over and over again in practical astrodynamics. The increased power of microcomputers has changed the study of perturbations perhaps more than any other subfield of astrodynamics, but students and practitioners still need a compendium of well-documented algorithms to use that power.
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Celestial Phenomena. Orbital Maneuvering. Initial Orbit Determination. Special Perturbation Techniques. General Perturbation Techniques. Orbit Determination and Estimation. Mission Analysis. Appendix A: Dictionary of Symbols.
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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications
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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications is rapidly becoming the standard astrodynamics reference for those involved in the business of spaceflight. What sets this book apart is that nearly all of the theoretical mathematics is followed by discussions of practical applications implemented in tested software routines. For example, the book includes a compendium of algorithms that allow students and professionals to determine orbits with high precision using a PC. While the first edition was an exceptionally useful and popular book throughout the community, there are a number of reasons why the second edition will be even more so. There are many reworked examples and derivations. Newly introduced topics include ground illumination calculations, Moon rise and set, and a listing of relevant Internet sites.