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Exoplanet Systems and Their Stars

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

This chapter highlights the amazing diversity of exoplanet worlds: planets can orbit neutron stars and giant stars, evaporate in the heat of their stars or have deep oceans, and may suffer from ... More


Drifting Through a Planetary System

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes how the first found exoplanets presented puzzles: they orbited where they should not have formed or where they could not have survived the death of their stars. The Solar ... More


The Kepler problem

S. G. Rajeev

in Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199670857
eISBN:
9780191775154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670857.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The often unstated zero-th law of Kepler is that a planetary orbit lies in a plane. This follows from the conservation of the direction of orbital angular momentum. The next in logical order is the ... More


The Plaid Model: (AMS-198)

Richard Evan Schwartz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181387
eISBN:
9780691188997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181387.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

Outer billiards provides a toy model for planetary motion and exhibits intricate and mysterious behavior even for seemingly simple examples. It is a dynamical system in which a particle in the plane ... More


Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist: South African Astronomical Observatory

Ian Stewart Glass

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199668403
eISBN:
9780191749315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668403.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is a comprehensive biography of a great observational astronomer, Nicolas-Louis de La Caille (1713–62). Though educated for the priesthood, La Caille refused to be ordained and turned instead to ... More


The Cape

I.S. Glass

in Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist: South African Astronomical Observatory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199668403
eISBN:
9780191749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668403.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

La Caille's voyaged to the Cape via Rio de Janeiro with the hydrogapher D'Après de Mannevillette. On arrival he met Governor Tulbagh who befriended him. He lodged with Jan Lourens Bestbier, a German ... More


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