ASTRO 6579

ASTRO 6579

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

A graduate level course in celestial mechanics and astrodynamics. Course topics include orbit specification and determination; 2- and 3-body problems; Hill's equations; Lagrange's planetary equations; effects of various forces (e.g.,  drag, radiation pressure, etc.); secular and resonant perturbations; variation of parameters; effects of non-spherical bodies; chaos and long-term evolution; algebraic and symplectic mappings.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: advanced undergraduate course in dynamics or permission of instructor.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 6720

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17228ASTRO 6579  LEC 001