# 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: This is a modification of the Flammarion Woodcut is an enigmatic woodcut by an unknown artist. The woodcut depicts a man peering through the Earth's atmosphere as if it were a curtain to look at the inner workings of the universe. The original caption below the picture (not included here) translated to: "A medieval missionary tells that he has found the point where heaven and Earth meet...".*