Celestial Mechanics: Dedicated to Donald Saari for his 60th by Donald G. Saari, Alain Chenciner, Richard Chushman, Clark

By Donald G. Saari, Alain Chenciner, Richard Chushman, Clark Robinson, Zhihong Jeff Xia (ed.)

This quantity displays the lawsuits from a global convention on celestial mechanics held at Northwestern college (Evanston, IL) in party of Donald Saari's 60th birthday. Many major specialists and researchers provided their contemporary effects. Many prime specialists and researchers offered their contemporary effects. Don Saari's major contribution to the sphere got here within the past due Sixties via a sequence of significant works. His paintings revived the singularity idea within the $n$-body challenge which used to be began by means of Poincari and Painlevi. Saari's resolution of the Littlewood conjecture, his paintings on singularities, collision and noncollision, on relevant configurations, his decompositions of configurational velocities, etc., are nonetheless a lot studied this present day and have been mirrored in the course of the conference.This quantity covers a variety of themes of present examine, from vital configurations to balance of periodic orbits, from variational ways to diffusion mechanisms, from the dynamics of secular structures to international dynamics of the sunlight structures through frequency research, from Hill's challenge to the low strength move orbits and challenge layout in area commute, and extra. This vintage box of research is especially a lot alive this day and this quantity bargains a finished illustration of the most recent study effects. Works through Don Saari released by means of the AMS contain ""Chaotic Elections! A Mathematician seems to be at Voting"", ""ELECT"", ""Hamiltonian Dynamics and Celestial Mechanics"" (""Contemporary Mathematics"" sequence, quantity 198), ""CONM/198"", and ""Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems"" (""Contemporary Mathematics"" sequence, quantity eighty one) ""CONM/81""

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