celestial mechanics


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celestial mechanics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational forces.

celestial mechanics

n
(Astronomy) the study of the motion of celestial bodies under the influence of gravitational fields

celes′tial mechan′ics


n.
the branch of astronomy that applies the laws of dynamics and gravitation to the motions of heavenly bodies.
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Noun1.celestial mechanics - the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Translations
Himmelsmechanik
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And building on the work of the great Galileo with respect to celestial mechanics -- how planets move -- he paved new ground in the field of classical mechanics -- how material objects move.
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Educated in pre-war Germany as an aeronautical engineer, Obermeyer was supposed to spend his professional life huddling over drafting tables as he puzzled over propulsion theories and celestial mechanics.
Material in this text on basic and celestial mechanics for space systems is arranged so that the text can be used for two or three different university courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.