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Celestial Mechanics and the Stability Problem

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Author:Jeff Suzuki, Boston University
Description: A thesis that traces the history of the problem of proving (or not) that the solar system is dynamically stable over a long period of time (like geological eras), between the publication of the Principia of Newton (1687) and the works of Laplace (1787). May be downloaded via FTP.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Preprints
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Astronomy, Physics

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