Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 6579: Celestial Mechanics

Credit Hours3
Cross-listed with

MAE 6720

Typically OfferedSpring

Instructor: D. Savransky

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.