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  • The Key to Newton's Dynamicsby J. Bruce Brackenridge

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 35.95

    While much has been written on the ramifications of Newton's dynamics, until now the details of Newton's solution were available only to the physics expert. The Key to Newton's Dynamics clearly explains the surprisingly simple analytical structure that underlies the determination of the force necessary to maintain ideal planetary motion. J. Bruce... more...

  • New Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Jan Vrbik

    Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 49.00

    The book is trying to explain the main features of Celestial Mechanics using a new technique (in this, it is very unique). Its emphasis, in terms of applications, is on the Solar System, including its most peculiar properties (such as chaos, resonances, relativistic corrections, etc.). All results are derived in a reasonably transparent manner, so... more...

  • In Search of William Gascoigneby David Sellers

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 118.11

    This unique volume forestalls the scientific injustice that could have been inflicted on William Gascoigne. The captivating narrative tracks the gradual recovery of the 17 th -century astronomer’s trailblazing work on the telescopic sight and the micrometer. more...

  • Celestial Dynamicsby Rudolf Dvorak; Christoph Lhotka

    Wiley 2013; US$ 150.00 US$ 135.00

    Written by an internationally renowned expert author and researcher, this monograph fills the need for a book conveying the sophisticated tools needed to calculate exo-planet motion and interplanetary space flight. It is unique in considering the critical problems of dynamics and stability, making use of the software Mathematica, including supplements... more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world.One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer, doctor,... more...

  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Dirk Brouwer; Gerald M. Clemence

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Methods of Celestial Mechanics provides a comprehensive background of celestial mechanics for practical applications. Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that is devoted to the motions of celestial bodies. This book is composed of 17 chapters, and begins with the concept of elliptic motion and its expansion. The subsequent chapters are... more...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 80.00

    Unique coverage of numerical simulation of gravitational systems, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    This book is an account of the extraordinary career of the mid-nineteenth-century astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke. more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95

    In 1633 the Roman Inquisition concluded the trial of Galileo Galilei with a condemnation for heresy. The trial was itself the climax of a series of events which began two decades earlier (in 1613) and included another series of Inquisition proceedings in 1615-1616. Besides marking the end of the controversy that defines the original episode, the condemnation... more...