Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students
Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students is an aerospace engineering textbook by Howard D. Curtis, in its third edition as of 2013[update]. The book provides an introduction to orbital mechanics, while assuming an undergraduate-level background in physics, rigid body dynamics, differential equations, and linear algebra.
|Author||Howard D. Curtis|
|Series||Elsevier Aerospace Engineering Series|
|Pages||768 (3rd ed.)|
|ISBN||978-0-08-097747-8 (3rd ed.)|
Topics covered by the text include a review of kinematics and Newtonian dynamics, the two-body problem, Kepler's laws of planetary motion, orbit determination, orbital maneuvers, relative motion and rendezvous, and interplanetary trajectories. The text focuses primarily on orbital mechanics, but also includes material on rigid body dynamics, rocket vehicle dynamics, and attitude control. Control theory and spacecraft control systems are less thoroughly covered.
- Curtis, Howard D. (2013). Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students (3rd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-08-097747-8.
- Hall, Christopher; Sandfry, Ralph A. (March 2008). "Review of Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students". Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 31 (2): 445–446. Bibcode:2008JGCD...31..445H. doi:10.2514/1.34514.
- Jablonski, Alexander M. (June 2005). "Book Review: Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students". Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal. 51 (2): 87. Bibcode:2005CaASJ..51...87J. doi:10.5589/q05-005.
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