References

Nanos gigantum humeris insidentes.

Books and papers

Several books and articles are mentioned across the documentation and the source code itself. Here is the complete list in no particular order:

  • Vallado, David A., and Wayne D. McClain. Fundamentals of astrodynamics and applications. Vol. 12. Springer Science & Business Media, 2001.
  • Curtis, Howard. Orbital mechanics for engineering students. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013.
  • Bate, Roger R., Donald D. Mueller, William W. Saylor, and Jerry E. White. Fundamentals of astrodynamics: (dover books on physics). Dover publications, 2013.
  • Battin, Richard H. An introduction to the mathematics and methods of astrodynamics. Aiaa, 1999.
  • Edelbaum, Theodore N. “Propulsion requirements for controllable satellites.” ARS Journal 31, no. 8 (1961): 1079-1089.

Software

poliastro wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous, often unpaid and unrecognised effort of thousands of volunteers who devote a significant part of their lives to provide the best software money can buy, for free. This is a list of direct poliastro dependencies with a citeable resource, which doesn’t account for the fact that I have used and enjoyed free (as in freedom) operative systems, compilers, text editors, IDEs and browsers for my whole academic life.

  • Van Der Walt, Stefan, S. Chris Colbert, and Gael Varoquaux. “The NumPy array: a structure for efficient numerical computation.” Computing in Science & Engineering 13, no. 2 (2011): 22-30. DOI:10.1109/MCSE.2011.37
  • Jones, Eric, Travis Oliphant, and Pearu Peterson. “SciPy: Open Source Scientific Tools for Python”, 2001-, http://www.scipy.org/ [Online; accessed 2015-12-12].
  • Hunter✝, John D. “Matplotlib: A 2D graphics environment.” Computing in science and engineering 9, no. 3 (2007): 90-95. DOI:10.1109/MCSE.2007.55
  • Pérez, Fernando, and Brian E. Granger. “IPython: a system for interactive scientific computing.” Computing in Science & Engineering 9, no. 3 (2007): 21-29. DOI:10.1109/MCSE.2007.53
  • Robitaille, Thomas P., Erik J. Tollerud, Perry Greenfield, Michael Droettboom, Erik Bray, Tom Aldcroft, Matt Davis et al. “Astropy: A community Python package for astronomy.” Astronomy & Astrophysics 558 (2013): A33. DOI:10.1051/0004-6361/201322068