**An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics**

by Richard Fitzpatrick

**Publisher**: The University of Texas at Austin 2011**Number of pages**: 216

**Description**:

A complete set of lecture notes for an upper-division undergraduate celestial mechanics course. The course concentrates on those aspects of celestial mechanics that can be studied analytically. Topics covered include gravitational potential theory, Keplerian orbit theory, the precession of planetary perihelia, the figure of the Earth, tides, the free and forced precession and nutation of the Earth, the three-body problem, lunar motion, and orbital perturbation theory.

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