By Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Montenbruck, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Pfleger (auth.)
Astronomy at the laptop offers the reader with an intensive creation to the computation of celestial mechanics, that is of specific importance to astronomical remark. masking every thing from astronomical and computational concept to the development of quick and actual purposes courses, this ebook offers the mandatory wisdom and software program suggestions for making a choice on and predicting the positions of the solar, Moon, planets, minor planets and comets, sun eclipses, stellar occultations through the Moon, levels of the Moon and lots more and plenty extra. This thoroughly revised version uses the generally carried out programming language C++, and person functions could be successfully learned by utilizing a strong module library. the cloth formerly to be had on an accompanying CD-ROM, now at extras.springer.com, comprises, as well as the entire, absolutely documented and commented resource codes, the executable courses to be used with the home windows 98/2000/XP and LINUX working systems.
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