Solar System Dynamics

by Carl D. Murray and Stanley F. Dermott

Chapter 1

Structure of the Solar System

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    1. Introduction
    2. The belief in number
    3. Kepler's laws of planetary motion
    4. Newton's universal law of gravitation
    5. The Titius-Bode 'law'
    6. Resonance in the solar system
      1. The planetary system
      2. The Jupiter system
      3. The Saturn system
      4. The Uranus system
      5. The Neptune system
      6. The Pluto system
      7. The asteroid belt
      8. Comets, meteors and dust
    7. The preference for commensurability
    8. Recent developments
    9. Exercises
  2. The Two-Body Problem
  3. The Restricted Three-Body Problem
  4. Tides, Rotation and Shape
  5. Spin-Orbit Coupling
  6. The Disturbing Function
  7. Secular Perturbations
  8. Resonant Perturbations
  9. Chaos and Long-term Evolution
  10. Planetary Rings
  1. Appendix - Solar System Data
  2. Appendix - Expansion of the Disturbing Function
  3. References (PDF)
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