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 Spring.

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

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 5780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16483ASTRO 6578  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 5780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19109ASTRO 6578  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online