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By George Contopoulos

for a few years i used to be organizing a weekly seminar on dynamical astronomy, and that i used to make a few ancient comments on each topic, together with a few anecdotes from my contacts with many major scientists through the years. I defined additionally the improvement of assorted matters and the emergence of latest ideasindynamicalastronomy. Thenseveralpeoplepromptedmetowritedown those feedback, which can't be present in papers, or books. therefore, i made a decision to jot down this ebook, which includes my reports through the years. i am hoping that this ebook should be worthy to astronomy scholars world wide. in the course of my a long time of educating, as a traveling professor, in American Universities (1962-1994, Yale, Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Chicago, Maryland and Florida) i used to be inspired via the standard of my graduate scholars. so much of them have been very brilliant, asking penetrating questions, and getting ready their homework in an ideal manner. In a couple of situations, rather than a ?nal exam, I assigned to them a few small examine tasks and so they awarded their effects on the finish of the direction. They have been first-class in getting ready the fitting slides and in featuring their leads to a concise and transparent way.

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