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# Title Orbital mechanics for engineering students / Howard D. Curtis.

 Imprint Kidlington, Oxford, UK ; Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2010.

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 Edition 2nd ed. Description 1 online resource (xiii, 722 pages) : illustrations. text txt rdacontent computer c rdamedia online resource cr rdacarrier Series Elsevier aerospace engineering series Elsevier aerospace engineering series. Note Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 4, 2012). Summary * A complete, stand-alone text for this core aerospace engineering subject * NEW: updated throughout, with new coverage of perturbations, Lambert's problem, attitude dynamics, and techniques for numerically integrating orbits * NEW: more examples and homework problems, more Matlab algorithms * NEW: improved support material, including instructor solutions manual and lecture PowerPoint slides. * NEW: Reorganized and improved discusions of coordinate systems, new discussion on perturbations and quarternions * NEW: Increased coverage of attitude dynamics, including new Matlab algorithms and examples in chapter 10 * New examples and homework problems * Highly illustrated and fully supported with downloadable MATLAB algorithms for project and practical work; fully worked examples throughout; extensive homework exercises; Instructor's Manual and lecture slides. Contents 1. Dynamics of Point Masses; -- 2. The Two-Body Problem; -- 3. Orbital Position as a Function of Time; -- 4. Orbits in Three Dimensions; -- 5. Preliminary Orbit Determination; -- 6. Orbital Maneuvers; -- 7. Relative Motion and Rendezvous; -- 8. Interplanetary Trajectories; -- 9. Rigid-Body Dynamics; -- 10. Satellite Attitude Dynamics; -- 11. Rocket Vehicle Dynamics; -- Appx A. Physical Data; -- Appx B.A Road Map; -- Appx C. Numerical Integration of the n-Body Equations of Motion; -- Appx D. Matlab Algorithms; -- Appx E. Gravitational Potential Energy of a Sphere. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-708) and index. Contents Dynamics of point masses -- The two-body problem -- Orbital position as a function of time -- Orbits in three dimensions -- Preliminary orbit determination -- Orbital maneuvers -- Relative motion and rendezvous -- Interplanetary trajectories -- Rigid-body dynamics -- Satellite attitude dynamics -- Rocket vehicle dynamics. Subject Orbital mechanics. Mécanique céleste. Mécanique orbitale. Mécanique orbitale -- Problèmes et exercices. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics. Orbital mechanics. (OCoLC)fst01047238 Flugbahn. Flugmechanik. Umlaufbahn. Genre/Form Electronic books. Other Form: Print version: Curtis, Howard D. Orbital mechanics for engineering students. 2nd ed. Kidlington, Oxford, UK ; Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2010 9780123747785 (DLC) 2010286309 (OCoLC)434561868 ISBN 9780080887845 (electronic bk.) 0080887848 (electronic bk.) 9780123747785 0123747783 Standard No. 9786612717277 GBVCP 825905451

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