The conference "Chaos in Astronomy" was held in Athens on 17-20 Sept. 2007. International leaders in the field addressed the topics - Chaos in large N-body systems and in galactic dynamics, - Chaos in solar system dynamics, - Statistical mechanics of systems with regular and chaotic orbits, - Chaos in the formation of large-scale structure in the Universe, - Fundamental concepts, methods and tools. The book contains carefully edited refereed contributions. It serves as a reference to researchers and will give an overview to students and newcomers entering any field of dynamical astronomy.
The conference "Chaos in Astronomy" was held in Athens on 17-20 Sep 2007. International leaders in the field addressed the topics
- Chaos in large N-body systems and in galactic dynamics
- Chaos in solar system dynamics
- Statistical mechanics of systems with regular and chaotic orbits
- Chaos in the formation of large-scale structure in the Universe
- Fundamental concepts, methods and tools.
The book contains carefully edited refereed contributions. It serves as a reference to researchers and will give an overview to students and newcomers entering any field of dynamical astronomy.Inhalt
Galactic Dynamics.- Ordered and Chaotic Orbits in Spiral Galaxies.- Order and Chaos in Spiral Galaxies Seen through their Morphology.- The flow through the arms of normal and barred-spiral galaxies.- Ansae in Barred Galaxies, Observations and Simulations.- Orbital Structure in Barred Galaxies and the Role of Chaos.- Chaos in Galaxies.- Boxy/peanut bulges : formation, evolution and properties.- Invariant manifolds as building blocks for the formation of spiral arms and rings in barred galaxies.- Secular instabilities of stellar systems: slow mode approach.- Stellar Velocity Distribution in Galactic Disks.- Dynamical study of 2D and 3D barred galaxy models.- Chaos in the Mergers of Galaxies.- Hamiltonian Normal Forms and Galactic Potentials.- Local Phase Space - Shaped by Chaos?.- Barred Galaxies: an Observer's Perspective.- Invariant manifolds and the spiral arms of barred galaxies.- Collisional N-body simulations and time-dependent orbital complexity.- Resonances in Galactic and Circumstellar Disks.- Regular and Chaotic motion in elliptical galaxies.- Orbital distributions and self-consistency in elliptical galaxies.- The Connection between Orbits and Isophotal Shape in Elliptical Galaxies.- Gas orbits in a spiral potential.- The structure of the phase space in galactic potentials of three degrees of freedom.- Regular and chaotic orbits in narrow 2D bar models.- The coalescence of invariant manifolds in barred-spiral galaxies.- Celestial Mechanics.- Chaotic Dynamics in Planetary Systems.- Routes to Chaos in Resonant Extrasolar Planetary Systems.- Prometheus and Pandora, the champions of dynamical chaos.- Planets in Multiple Star Systems: A Symplectic Approach.- Stabilized Chaos in The Sitnikov Problem.- Fundamental concepts and methods.- Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics - An Approach to Complexity.- Absolute versus Relative Motion in Mechanics.- Far fields, from electrodynamics to gravitation, and the dark matter problem.- Distribution functions for galaxies using quadratic programming.- Chaos Analysis Using the Patterns Method..- On the topology of regions of 3-d particle motions in annular configurations of n bodies with a central post-newtonian potential..- The Average Power-Law growth of deviation vector and Tsallis entropy.- Global dynamics of coupled standard maps.- Other Astronomical Systems.- The Chaotic Light Curves of Accreting Black Holes.- 3D Accretion Discs Dynamics: Numerical simulations.- Growth of Density Fluctuations at the Time of Leptogenesis.- Fully developed turbulence in accretion discs of binary stars: turbulent viscosity coefficient and power spectrum..- Solar and Stellar Active Regions.- Chaos and Self-Organization in Solar Flares - A Critical Analysis of the Present Approach.- Charged particles' acceleration through Reconnecting Current Sheets in Solar Flares.- The perturbed Photometric-Magnetic dynamical model for the sunspot evolution.- The dynamics of non-symmetrically collapsing stars.- Cosmic Order out of Primordial Chaos: a tribute to Nikos Voglis.- Cosmological Inflation: A Personal Perspective.