Definition of celestial mechanics in English:

celestial mechanics

Line breaks: ce¦les|tial mech|an¦ics

noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of theoretical astronomy that deals with the calculation of the motions of celestial objects such as planets.
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  • He contributed to many areas of astronomy and mathematics including celestial mechanics, analytic mechanics, statistics and numerical analysis.
  • Modern scholarship has not seriously affected his stature in the fields of mathematics, dynamics, celestial mechanics, astronomy, optics, natural philosophy, or cosmology.
  • Eclipses could be predicted with utmost precision, without the need for an understanding of celestial mechanics and the use of elaborate calculations on an electronic computer.

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