Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Third Edition (Aerospace Engineering) 3rd Edition

6 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0080977478
ISBN-10: 0080977472
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $34.86
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Rent
$16.91 - $16.92
Buy new
$71.72
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
$38.46
Hardcover, November 8, 2013
"Please retry"
$16.91
$71.72
$59.86 $57.50
More Buying Choices
38 New from $59.86 36 Used from $57.50
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$71.72 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Third Edition (Aerospace Engineering) + Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)
Price for both: $86.36

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Aerospace Engineering
  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3 edition (November 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080977472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080977478
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susan Adams on May 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a student of aerospace engineering, I took a class in orbital mechanics - a truly fascinating subject. Like many others at the time, I was exposed to "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics" by Bate et al. As far as I know, people thought it was the best text available. However, it is no match for Curtis' book. Comparing the two made me somewhat envious of today's student. Orbital Mechanics offers great clarity, great solved examples, and surprising depth, considering it is an undergraduate text. To me clarity is of the essence and, to me, nothing provides more clarity than worked out examples, in particular if they involve realistic scenarios. For instance, one of the examples of this nature provides a step-by-step approach to determine the orbit of an asteroid from two observations. A great book I recommend to anyone studying orbital mechanics.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JayEm on October 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book content is excellent. The depth and breadth of material is fantastic. The use of color in diagrams and examples helps a lot. Amazon will send you a black and white, print on demand copy of the original color version, which means you won't get the experience intended by the author and publisher. I returned my copy for that reason.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yishen Miao on July 8, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The book itself has decent quality. However, in the Kindle version, all the equations are scanned images in low resolution. This combines with the blackboard bold font make it impossible to read pixilated equations.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Third Edition (Aerospace Engineering)
This item: Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Third Edition (Aerospace Engineering)
Price: $71.72
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com