Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles in space. Includes vector algebra, kinematics, transformation of coordinates, gyrodynamics, ... read more
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Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles in space. Includes vector algebra, kinematics, transformation of coordinates, gyrodynamics, generalized theories of mechanics.
Reprint of the John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1963 edition.
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