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Numerical Studies of Lunar Motion


Numerical integration has been used to investigate the adequacy of the lunar theory for high precision applications and to examine the problem of modelling the apparent departures of the lunar motion from strict gravitational theory. The truncation of the planetary perturbations and the obsolescence of the elements of the solar motion in the analytic theories require a special perturbation theory for space research.

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MULHOLLAND, J. Numerical Studies of Lunar Motion. Nature 223, 247–249 (1969).

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