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Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Paperback / softback Book

Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics Paperback / softback

Edited by Jean J. Souchay, Stephane Mathis, Tadashi Tokieda

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics series


Based on the lecture notes of a school titled `Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics' that brought together students and researchers, this book focuses on the fundamental theories of tides at different scales of the universe-from tiny satellites to whole galaxies-and on the most recent developments.

It also attempts to place the study of tides in a historical perspective. Starting with a general tutorial on tides, the theme of tides is approached in 9 chapters from many directions.

They allow non-experts to pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides.

These carefully prepared lecture notes by leaders in the field include many illustrative figures and drawings.

Some even offer a variety of simple back-of the-envelope problems.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 375 pages, 60 Illustrations, color; 78 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 375 p. 138 illus., 60 il
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Astronomy, space & time
  • ISBN: 9783642329609



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