Spaceflight Dynamics

ISBN-10: 0070701067

ISBN-13: 9780070701069

Edition: 1st 1989

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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 made to actual flight vehicles and satellites to give students background on the type of work currently being done in this field.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Dr. William E. Wiesel is a professor of astronauticalengineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, a position he has held since 1988. He as been on the faculty of that institution since 1977.Dr. Wiesel received his B.S. degree in astronomy from the Universityof Massachusetts in 1970, and his Ph.D. in stronomy from Harvard University in 1974. His early experience included tracking satellites with what is now Space Command in the U.S. Air Force, and software development for satellite tracking.He has published numerous technical papers in solar system astronomy, optimal orbit transfer, control of periodic systems, and dynamical systems theory. His current interests center about applying dynamical systems theory to orbital mechanics.

Particle Dynamicsp. 1
The Two-Body Problemp. 44
Earth-Satellite Operationsp. 73
Rigid-Body Dynamicsp. 97
Satellite-Attitude Dynamicsp. 125
Gyroscopic Instrumentsp. 165
Rocket Performancep. 192
Reentry Dynamicsp. 228
The Space Environmentp. 254
The Restricted Three-Body Problemp. 278
Interplanetary Trajectoriesp. 297
Vectors and Matricesp. 315
Linear Systemsp. 319
Astrodynamic Constantsp. 323
Indexp. 325
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