Astronomy on the Personal Computer

Astronomy on the Personal Computer

by StormDunlop (Foreword), OliverMontenbruck (Author), ThomasPfleger (Author), RichardM.West (Foreword)


A thorough introduction to the computation of celestial mechanics, covering everything from astronomical and computational theory to the construction of rapid and accurate applications programs. The book supplies the necessary knowledge and software solutions for determining and predicting positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, minor planets and comets, solar eclipses, stellar occultations by the Moon, phases of the Moon and much more. This completely revised edition takes advantage of C++, and individual applications may be efficiently realized through the use of a powerful module library. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete, fully documented and commented source codes as well as executable programs for Windows 98/2000/XP and LINUX.



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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Edition: 4th ed. 2000. Corr. 4th printing
Publisher: Springer
Published: 14 Apr 2000

ISBN 10: 3540672214
ISBN 13: 9783540672210