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Spherical astronomy and artificial satellites

Mammano, Augusto (1997) Spherical astronomy and artificial satellites. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze FF.MM.NN., LXXV (1). pp. 15-214.

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    Abstract

    Am astronomy course addressed to university students with a study programme that does not envisage firther astronomy and astrophysics courses needs to be strutured in a special way. It could be subdivided in two modules, where the first module dealing with $astronomy and astrometry$ should contain the fundamentals of classical astronomy, astrometry, ephemeris and planetary orbits, the relativity of time, and provide some information on geodesy, space and astro-navigation, classical kinematic and relativistic aberration, with an astronomic deduction of special relativity, in order to overcome the dichotomy between Newton's concept of absolute time and the finite speed of light measured by his contemporary Roemer.
    This part also deals with the observation of (as well as from) artificial satellites by means of an adequate satellite-centred reference system. Some historical background and demonstrations enable the reader to identify our position in space and in time. This module can be useful to students of mathematics, physics and nautical astronomy.
    The second module could deal with astrophysical concepts enabling the reader to understand surface navigation, space astronomy and interstellar navigation.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 1997 > Supplemento 1
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 1997 > Supplemento 1
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche > 1997 > Supplemento 1
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1997 > Supplemento 1
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    Depositing User: Dr PP C
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 11:27
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2012 08:31
    URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/610

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