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Spaceflight dynamics

Author: William E Wiesel
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1997.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Designed for undergraduate courses in spacecraft dynamics and orbital mechanics, this new edition offers a three-dimensional treatment of dynamics discussions of rigid body dynamics, rocket trajectories, and the space environment. An expert in his field, author William E. Wiesel presents a wealth of information in an easy-to-understand manner without the daunting mathematical rigor of graduate texts. Reference is  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiesel, William E.
Spaceflight dynamics.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1997
(OCoLC)721547255
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Wiesel
ISBN: 0070701105 9780070701106 0071156313 9780071156318
OCLC Number: 34640790
Description: xiv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Particle Dynamics --
2. The Two-Body Problem --
3. Earth-Satellite Operations --
4. Rigid-Body Dynamics --
5. Satellite-Attitude Dynamics --
6. Gyroscopic Instruments --
7. Rocket Performance --
8. Reentry Dynamics --
9. The Space Environment --
10. The Restricted Three-Body Problem --
11. Interplanetary Trajectories --
A. Vectors and Matrices --
B. Linear Systems --
C. Astrodynamic Constants.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill series in aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
Responsibility: William E. Wiesel.

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This text is written for an undergraduate course in spacecraft dynamics and orbital mechanics, and includes three dimensional treatment. It has less mathematical detail than is often found in  Read more...
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