An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics

A complete set of lecture notes for a graduate celestial mechanics course. The course concentrates on those aspects of celestial mechanics that can be studied analytically. Topics covered include gravitational potential theory, Keplerian orbit theory, the precession of planetary perihelia, the figure of the Earth, tidal interactions between the Earth, Moon, and Sun, the free and forced precession and nutation of the Earth, the three-body problem, lunar motion, and orbital perturbation theory.

The lecture notes are availible in various formats:
A fully hyperlinked HTML document.
A hardback book based on the lecture notes and published by Cambridge University Press.

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Richard Fitzpatrick
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