Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2005

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Jeff R. Knisley

Committee Members

Robert B. Gardner, Lyndell Kerley

Abstract

The two body problem and the rocket equation + ∊ α + k/r3r = 0 have been expressed in numerous ways. However, the combination of the rocket equation with the two-body problem has not been studied to any degree of depth due to the intractability of the resulting non-linear, non-homogeneous equations. The goal is to use perturbation techniques to approximate solutions to the combined two-body and rocket equations.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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