Solar System Dynamics

by Carl D. Murray and Stanley F. Dermott

Chapter 4

Tides, Rotation and Shape

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  1. Structure of the Solar System
  2. The Two-Body Problem
  3. The Restricted Three-Body Problem
    1. Introduction
    2. The tidal bulge
    3. Potential theory
    4. Tidal deformation
    5. Rotational deformation
    6. The Darwin-Radau relation
    7. Shapes and internal structures of satellites
    8. The Roche zone
    9. Tidal torques
    10. Satellite tides
    11. Tidal heating of Io
    12. Tides on Titan
    13. Tidal evolution
    14. The double synchronous state
    15. Exercises
  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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