ASTRO 6570

ASTRO 6570

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

A graduate-level introduction to Planetary Science with an emphasis on the application of basic physical principles. Topics to be covered include: planetary dynamics, including satellite orbits, tidal interactions, resonances and ring dynamics; an introduction to the theory of planetary interiors, gravitational fields, heat sources and rotational mechanics; reflected and thermal radiation; radiative transfer and equilibrium structure dynamics of planetary atmospheres.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Intended for graduate students and seniors in astronomy, physics, engineering and related fields.

Comments Numerous difficult problem sets, some involving numerical computation.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17895 ASTRO 6570   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person