American Mathematical Society, Providence, 1959; 195 pages, Index, photos, illustrations, Refs.
Condition: Good+ overall, red hardcover with gilt titles on cover & spine; ex-technical university library stamps on pastedowns, rubbed/abraded spot on lower spine where label removed, pocket & stamps at rear, library name stamped on textblock edges. Binding tight, pages are clean & unmarked.
Keywords: 1950s computers, wallace eckert, computers in the 1950s, scientific computing in the 1950s, applications of computers in the 1950s, applied mathematics orbit theory, w j eckert, wallace j eckert
See all items by W. J. Eckert, Birkhoff, Langer, Proc. Symposia in Applied Mathematics volume IX 1959 Orbit Theory
Item DescriptionThe volume contains papers in the field of Orbit Theory but is particularly of interest in computing history as it relates to scientific calculations being done on computers in the 1950s.
CONTENTS -- introduction; Orbit Stability in Particle Accelerators (E D Courant); Motion of Cosmic-ray Particles in Galactic Magnetic Fields (Stanislaw Olbert); Stormer Orbits (W H Bennett); General Theory of Oblateness Perturbations (Paul Herget); Fundamental Problems in Predicting Positions of Artificial Satellites (F L Whipple); Cislunar Orbits (K A Ehricke); Satellite Launching Vehicle Trajectories (J W Siry);
Numerical Determination of Precise Orbits (W J Eckert); Comments on General Theories of Planetary Orbits (Dirk Brouwer); Orbits in Birkhoff's Central Field (Carlos Graef-Fernandez). Cosponsored by the Office of Ordnance Research. Index includes references to analogue computers, the IBM 704, NORC, UNIVAC, SSEC. Also propellants, trajectories, etc.