ASTRO 6578

ASTRO 6578

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Survey of chemical and physical processes important to the origin and evolution of planetary systems. The first part of the course will cover the formation of planets including the astronomical context, nucleosynthesis, meteoritics, condensation sequence, accretion, dynamical evolution, and observational constraints (disks, exoplanets, major planets, satellites, and small bodies). The second part of the course will cover planetary internal structure and evolution including melting, differentiation, core formation, convection, thermal evolution, and magnetic fields.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: familiarity with elementary physics and math or permission of instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 5780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16930 ASTRO 6578   LEC 001