| ## Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering) |

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## Book Description

*n*-body equations of motion; orbit determination is then treated, and the classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations, and differential correction. Orbital transfer maneuvers are developed, followed by time-of-flight with emphasis on the universal variable solution. The Kepler and Gauss problems are treated in detail. Two-body mechanics are applied to the ballistic missile problem, including launch error analysis and targeting on a rotating earth. Some further specialized applications are made to lunar and interplanetary flight, followed by an introduction to perturbation, special perturbations, integration schemes and errors, and analytic formulation of several common perturbations.

### Book Details

- Amazon Sales Rank: #9837 in Books
- Brand: imusti
- Published on: 1971-06-01
- Released on: 1971-06-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.48" h x .92" w x 5.44" l, 1.06 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 480 pages

### Features

- Dover Publications

## Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

*n*-body equations of motion; orbit determination is then treated, and the classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations, and differential correction. Orbital transfer maneuvers are developed, followed by time-of-flight with emphasis on the universal variable solution. The Kepler and Gauss problems are treated in detail. Two-body mechanics are applied to the ballistic missile problem, including launch error analysis and targeting on a rotating earth. Some further specialized applications are made to lunar and interplanetary flight, followed by an introduction to perturbation, special perturbations, integration schemes and errors, and analytic formulation of several common perturbations.

A new work, first published by Dover in 1971.

## Customer Reviews

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.

This book is badass

By OhHiMark

Really. First chapter is like an orbital slap to the face but then you tell yourself you're ready for chapter two at which point you get punched in the nuts.

Hell yeah.

Everything I could need for an intro is in this book. If I need a question answered about an equation, it's thoroughly answered and fully described in this book.

I really want a hardcover but that s*** DNE.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.

sufficient for an introductory course in orbital mechanics

By J. L. Conaway II

This is the first edition of a book from the 70's, and it shows. Although most of the content is correct, there are a few serious errors in the formulas that will presumably be corrected in the 2nd edition. It's somewhat entertaining seeing half of the formulas with sections drawn in by hand. They also go on a bit about the Soviets and the Red Chinese, which is always a treat. The units throughout the book are a random mix of nautical miles, kilometers, and canonical units. Overall the book does its job, but there are probably better orbital mechanics books out there.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.

For a beginner this book is both readable and practical ...

By Aaron M. Drake

For a beginner this book is both readable and practical. YOu could read the book to get a sense of the history of this material, and then learn the in depth derivations of the mathematics.