# Map: Celestial Mechanics (Tatum)

Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the motions of celestial objects. Historically, celestial mechanics applies principles of physics (classical mechanics) to astronomical objects, such as stars and planets, to produce ephemeris data.

- 1: Numerical Methods
- 2: Conic Sections
- 3: Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
- 4: Coordinate Geometry in Three Dimensions
- 5: Gravitational Field and Potential
- 6: The Celestial Sphere
- 7: Time
- 8: Planetary Motions
- 9: The Two Body Problem in Two Dimensions
- 10: Computation of an Ephemeris
- 11: Photographic Astrometry
- 12: CCD Astrometry
- 13: Calculation of Orbital Elements
- 14: General Perturbation Theory
- Chapter 15
- 16: Equivalent Potential and the Restricted Three-Body Problem
- 17: Visual Binary Stars
- 18: Spectroscopic Binary Stars

*Thumbnail: Earth rotating within a relatively small-radius, geocentric celestial sphere. Depicted here are stars (white), the ecliptic (red), and circles of right ascension and declination (cyan) of the equatorial coordinate system. Image used with permission (CC SA-BY 3.0; Tfr000).*