The Lidov-Kozai Effect - Applications in Exoplanet Research and Dynamical Astronomy

Front Cover
Springer, Sep 16, 2016 - Science - 194 pages
This book deals with an effect in celestial mechanics that has become quite important in exoplanet research. The Lidov-Kozai effect reveals itself in coherent periodic variations (which can be very large) of the inclination and eccentricity of an orbiting body in the presence of an inclined perturber. The effect is known to be important in the motion of many asteroids and planetary satellites. What is more, now it attracts more and more interest in the astronomical and astrophysical community due to its relevance for many exoplanetary systems. Recent years witnessed major advancements in its theory. It would be no exaggeration to say that nowadays the Lidov-Kozai effect becomes one of the most studied astrophysical effects. This book covers the multitude of the Lidov-Kozai effect’s modern applications and its theory developments. It will be useful for researchers and students working in astrophysics, celestial mechanics, stellar dynamics, theoretical mechanics, space missions design, depending on the interests of the reader. The book is self-contained. It provides the full detailed coverage of the effect’s theory and applications.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Dynamical Essence and Historical Background
1
2 Averaging and Normalization in Celestial Mechanics
13
3 Classical Results
27
4 The Theory Advances
57
5 Understanding Irregular Satellites
91
6 Sungrazing Comets
105
7 Asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects in Inclined Orbits
117
8 The Role in Sculpting Exoplanetary Systems
139
9 Applications in Stellar Dynamics
161
A Basic Notations
170
B Astronomical Constants and Parameters
175
References
177
Index
189
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2016)

Ivan Shevchenko is Head of Department of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy at Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bibliographic information