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Orbital Mechanics


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1: The n-body Problem 2: Position in Orbit as a Function of Time 3: The Orbit in Space 4: Lambert's Problem 5: Rocket Dynamics 6: Impulsive Orbit Transfer 7: Interplanetary Mission Analysis 8: Linear Orbit Theory 9: Determination of the Perturbed Orbit 10: Orbit Determination

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John A. Prussing and Bruce A. Conway are Professors of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


"[Prussing and Conway] have written up their final-year university course. Here, celestial mechanics is expanded into space aeronautics. The book is a paragon of clarity and has problems and worked examples." --David Hughes (Univ of Sheffield), New Scientist "Good references and problem sets..." --Choice

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