Perturbation of the Vectorial Elements of Non Keplerian Orbits
Abstract
A vector method of treating perturbations of orbits in arbitrary spherically symmetric fields of force is presented. This formulation makes it possible to commence the vector perturbational analysis of motion in an arbitrary nonsymmetric field from an intermediate orbit which incorporates all of the spherically symmetric part of the field rather than from a simple Keplerian orbit. Only the nonsymmetric part of the field need then be considered the source of the perturbation.
 Publication:

Celestial Mechanics
 Pub Date:
 February 1981
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF01229549
 Bibcode:
 1981CeMec..23..139M
 Keywords:

 Kepler Laws;
 Orbit Perturbation;
 Orbital Mechanics;
 Vectors (Mathematics);
 Angular Momentum;
 Double Cusps;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Operators (Mathematics);
 Orbital Elements;
 Symmetry;
 Astronomy