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* A complete, stand-alone text for this core aerospace engineering subject * NEW: updated throughout, with new coverage of perturbations, Lambert?s problem, attitude dynamics, and techniques for numerically integrating orbits * NEW: more examples and homework problems, more Matlab algorithms * NEW: improved support material, including instructor solutions manual and lecture PowerPoint slides. * NEW: Reorganized and improved discusions of coordinate systems, new discussion on perturbations and quarternions * NEW: Increased coverage of attitude dynamics, including new Matlab algorithms and examples in chapter 10 * New examples and homework problems * Highly illustrated and fully supported with downloadable MATLAB algorithms for project and practical work; fully worked examples throughout; extensive homework exercises; Instructor's Manual and lecture slides.
Table of Contents
Dynamics of Point Masses
The Two-Body Problem
Orbital Position as a Function of Time
Orbits in Three Dimensions
Preliminary Orbit Determination
Relative Motion and Rendezvous
Satellite Attitude Dynamics
Rocket Vehicle Dynamics
A Road Map
Numerical Integration of the n-Body Equations of Motion
Gravitational Potential Energy of a Sphere
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