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Celestial mechanics: Past, Present, Future

V. A. Brumberg

Solar System Research, 47(5), 347-358 (2013)

About the paper


Over all steps of its development celestial mechanics has played a key role in solar system researches and verification of the physical theories of gravitation, space and time. This is particularly characteristic for celestial mechanics of the second half of the 20th century with its various physical applications and sophisticated mathematical techniques. This paper is attempted to analyze, in a simple form (without mathematical formulas), the celestial mechanics problems already solved, the problems that can be and should be solved more completely, and the problems still waiting to be solved.