by J. B. Tatum
The text covers mathematical introduction, gravitational field and potential, celestial sphere, time, planetary motions, the two body problem in two dimensions, computation of an ephemeris, photographic and CCD astrometry, calculation of orbital elements, general perturbation theory, equivalent potential and the restricted three-body problem, visual and spectroscopic binary stars.
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by Mary Somerville - J. Murray
This book, written in 1831, introduced continental mathematics to english speaking readers for the first time. This led to a revolution in UK mathematics, beginning at Cambridge University where this book became a standard text.
by Richard Fitzpatrick - The University of Texas at Austin
This book will bridge the gap between standard undergraduate treatments of celestial mechanics, which rarely advance beyond two-body orbit theory, and full-blown graduate treatments. A knowledge of elementary Newtonian mechanics is assumed.
Astrodynamics is the application of celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of spacecraft. Contents: Basic Orbital Mechanics; Orbit Types and Geometries; Orbital Elements; Rocket Equations; Interstellar Orbits.
by Ernest W Brown - Cambridge University Press
Problem of three bodies, forces on the Moon relative to the Earth, and those on the Sun relative to the centre of mass of the Earth and Moon, force-function and disturbing function usually used, distinction between the lunar and the planetary theories.