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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 old comments on each topic, together with a few anecdotes from my contacts with many best scientists through the years. I defined additionally the advance of varied topics and the emergence of latest ideasindynamicalastronomy. Thenseveralpeoplepromptedmetowritedown those comments, which can't be present in papers, or books. hence, i made a decision to jot down this publication, which incorporates my studies through the years. i'm hoping that this booklet should be precious to astronomy scholars worldwide. in the course of my decades 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. such a lot of them have been very vibrant, asking penetrating questions, and getting ready their homework in an ideal manner. In a number of circumstances, rather than a ?nal exam, I assigned to them a few small learn tasks they usually provided their effects on the finish of the direction. They have been first-class in getting ready the right slides and in offering their leads to a concise and transparent way.

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