This text is written for an undergraduate course in spacecraft dynamics and orbital mechanics, and includes three dimensional treatment. It has less mathematical detail than is often found in undergraduate texts in this subject. Reference is often made to actual flight vehicles and satellites, thus providing a background to current research being done in the field, and numerous examples illustrate topics such as orbital mechanics, aircraft navigation, celestial mechanics, re-entry dynamics, and interplanetary trajectories. This new edition includes explicit notation for vector derivatives and rotation rates.
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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.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Education (ISE Editions), 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071156313