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Physics of Planetary Rings : Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media - Alexei M. Fridman

Physics of Planetary Rings

Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9783540648642
Number Of Pages: 437

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This monograph presents the first comprehensive and detailed explanation for the planetary rings of Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, and Neptune, exploring their striking, recently discovered structures such as narrow ringlets, spiral waves, and chain of vortices. This authoritative book is written in an accessible and engrossing style and is supplemented with an array of informative illustrations that will be of interest to professional and amateur astronomers, physicists, and students.

From the reviews "The book will become essential reading for all researchers into the diverse ring systems of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune." Irish Astronomical Journal, 2000

Introduction
Observational Data
Celestial Mechanics Minimum
Elementary Particle Dynamics: Rigid Body Collisions; Ring Cosmogony; Wave, Photometric, and Other Effects
Collective Dynamics of Disc. Particles: Formalism; Stability Analysis
Resonance Effects in Planetary Rings: Spiral Waves; Narrow Ringlets and and Satellites
Formation and Stability of the Uranian Rings
Origin, Dynamics, and Stability of the Neptunian Rings
Self-organisation of the Solar System
Space Studies of the Outer Planets
Conclusion
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9783540648642
ISBN-10: 354064864X
Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 437
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.83

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