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Transit timing variations and orbital dynamics

Norton, Andrew (2010). Transit timing variations and orbital dynamics. In: Haswell, Carole A. ed. Transiting Exoplanets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 219–254.

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Abstract

About the book:
The methods used in the detection and characterisation of exoplanets are presented through the study of transiting systems in this unique textbook for advanced undergraduates. From determining the atmospheric properties of transiting exoplanets to measuring the planetary orbit's alignment with the stellar spin, students will discover what these measurements imply for reinvigorated theories of planet formation and evolution. Worked examples and exercises with full solutions help students to assess their understanding of concepts and results. Key points and equations are highlighted to make them easily identifiable, and there are full colour illustrations throughout. Bridging the gap between introductory, non-mathematical texts and more advanced textbooks, this book is ideal for students with some background in mathematics, physics and astronomy. Accompanying resources to this textbook are available at: http://www.cambridge.org/features/astrophysics.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISBN: 0-521-19183-1, 978-0-521-19183-8
Extra Information: Course reader for Open Univesity course S382 Astrophysics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 28530
Depositing User: Andrew Norton
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 16:15
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28530
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