# [Eckert] Numerical Determination of Precise Orbits, in Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics, volume IX -- Orbit Theory.

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

**Categories: **
1950's computers and computing,
Mathematics

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# Item Description

The 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.