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Dynamics of the Earth Theory of Planet Motion Based on Dynamic Equilibrium

By: VI Ferronsky(Author), SV Ferronsky(Author)
285 pages, 35 illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Dynamics of the Earth
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In their search for solutions to problems concerning the dynamics of the Earth as a self-gravitating body, the authors have applied the fundamentals found in their book "Jacobi Dynamics" (1987, Reidel). First, satellite observations have shown that the Earth does not remain in hydrostatic equilibrium, which forms the physical basis of modern geodynamics. Secondly, satellite data have established a relationship between the planet's polar moment of inertia and the potential of the Earth's outer force field, which proves the most basic point of Jacobi dynamics. This allowed the authors to revise their derivation of the classical virial theorem, introducing the concept of a volumetric force and volumetric moment, and so to obtain a generalized virial theorem in the form of Jacobi's equation.

The main dynamical effects are: the kinetic energy of oscillation of the interacting particles, which explains the physical meaning and nature of gravitational forces; separation of shells of a self-gravitating body with respect to its mass density; differences in angular velocities of the shell's rotation; continuity in variance of the potential of the outer gravitational force field, together with reductions in the envelope of the interacting masses (volumetric center of gravity); the nature of Earth, Moon and satellite precession; the nature and generating mechanism of the planet's electromagnetic field; the common nature of gravitational and electromagnetic energy, and other related issues.

The work is a logical continuation of the book Jacobi Dynamics and is intended for researchers, teachers and students engaged in theoretical and experimental research in various branches of astronomy, geophysics, planetology and cosmogony, and for students of celestial, statistical, quantum and relativistic mechanics and hydrodynamics.


1. Introduction
2. Irrelevance in hydrostatics model and the earth dynamic equilibrium
3. Fundamentals of the theory of dynamic equilibrium
4. Solution of Jacobi's virial equation for conservative systems
5. Solution of virial equation for dissipative system
6. Oscillation and rotation of the earth
7. Dynamics of the earth atmosphere and oceans
8. The nature of the earth electromagnetic field and mechanism of energy generation
9. Observable facts related to creation and evolution of the earth

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By: VI Ferronsky(Author), SV Ferronsky(Author)
285 pages, 35 illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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