This book deals with an effect in celestial mechanics that has become quite important in exoplanet research. The Lidov-Kozai effect reveals itself in coherent periodic variations (which can be very large) of the inclination and eccentricity of an orbiting body in the presence of an inclined perturber. The effect is known to be important in the motion of many asteroids and planetary satellites. What is more, now it attracts more and more interest in the astronomical and astrophysical community due to its relevance for many exoplanetary systems. Recent years witnessed major advancements in its theory. It would be no exaggeration to say that nowadays the Lidov-Kozai effect becomes one of the most studied astrophysical effects. This book covers the multitude of the Lidov-Kozai effect's modern applications and its theory developments. It will be useful for researchers and students working in astrophysics, celestial mechanics, stellar dynamics, theoretical mechanics, space missions design, depending on the interests of the reader. The book is self-contained. It provides the full detailed coverage of the effect's theory and applications.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
"The Lidov-Kozai Effect is a detailed review book on the Lidov-Kozai mechanism and provides a few example applications in exoplanetary and stellar dynamics. ... The book can be a good read for PhD students, postdocs, or any other researchers who are interested in entering the field. ... this book could be very useful to the astrophysicist who is interested in learning about hierarchical three-body systems and getting a `big picture' view of some possible applications of this mechanism in astrophysics." (Smadar Naoz, The Observatory, Vol. 137 (1261), December, 2017)