Astrodynamics: A Compendium of Orbitology
Publisher: Wikipedia 2013
Number of pages: 334
Astrodynamics or orbital mechanics is the application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft. Contents: Basic Orbital Mechanics; Orbit Types and Geometries; Orbital Elements; Rocket Equations; Interstellar Orbits.
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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 J. B. Tatum
The text covers gravitational field and potential, celestial sphere, time, planetary motions, the two body problem, computation of an ephemeris, astrometry, calculation of orbital elements, perturbation theory, binary stars, and more.
by J.D. Mireles James - Rutgers University
These are notes about some elementary topics in celestial mechanics. They focus primarily on numerical methods for studying n-body problems, but they include enough background material so that they are readable outside the context of that course.
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.