The Titius-Bode Law of Planetary Distances

The Titius-Bode Law of Planetary Distances

Its History and Theory

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: Michael Martin Nieto
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159362

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The Titius-Bode Law of Planetary Distances: Its History and Theory is a 15-chapter book that first discusses the prehistory of the Law from Kepler to Kant. The next chapter details the formulation of the Titius-Bode Law. Subsequent chapters describe the Law's early successes and failures, early modifications of the Law, the Blagg-Richardson formulation, and the significance of the Law with respect to the origin of the solar system. Other chapters discuss the theories of all types that have been proposed to explain the ""classical Titius-Bode Law"", i.e. the geometric progression.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    1. Introduction

    2. Historical Background

    3. Formulation of the Law

    4. Success with Uranus and the Asteroids

    5. Neptune and Other Problems

    6. Early Modifications of the Law

    7. Blagg-Richardson Formulation

    8. Evidence for the Law's Validity

    9. Origin of the Solar System and Hoyle's Theory

    10. Periods of the Law's Creation

    11. Search for a Geometric Progression Theory

    12. Electromagnetic Theories

    A. Birkeland's Theory

    B. Berlage's Electromagnetic Theories

    C. Alfvén's Theories

    13. Gravitational Theories

    A. Schmidt's Theory

    B. Egyed's Theory

    C. Woolfson's Theory

    D. Pendred's and Williams' Theory

    E. Hills' Theory

    F. Dole's Theory

    14. Nebular Theories

    A. Berlage's Nebular Theory

    B. The von Weizsacker Theory

    C. Modifications of the von Weizsäcker Theory

    D. Kuiper's Theory

    15. Conclusion

    A. Review

    B. Outlook


    Author-Name Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159362

About the Author

Michael Martin Nieto

About the Editor

D. Ter Haar

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