Based on the recent NATO Advanced Study Institute "Chaotic Worlds: From Order to Disorder in Gravitational N-Body Dynamical Systems", this state of the art textbook, written by internationally renowned experts, provides an invaluable reference volume for all students and researchers in gravitational n-body systems. The contributions are especially designed to give a systematic development from the fundamental mathematics which underpin modern studies of ordered and chaotic behaviour in n-body dynamics to their application to real motion in planetary systems. This volume presents an up-to-date synoptic view of the subject.
The only textbook giving an up-to-date review of the latest methods of analysis for understanding ordered and chaotic behaviour in gravitational n-body systems and their application to real motion in planetary systems
The reviews are written by internationally renowned scientists working at the forefront of their field
One of only a few recent textbooks written for PhD level researchers in n-body dynamical systems
Provides a comprehensive review from the fundamental mathematics underpinning modern studies of ordered and chaotic behaviour in n-body dynamics to the latest developments and applications