PTYS403/503: The Physics of the Solar System (Spring, 2014)
Date
Jan. 16
Jan. 21
Jan. 23
Jan. 28
Jan 30.
Feb. 4
Feb. 6
Feb. 11
Feb. 13
Feb. 18
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 4
Mar. 6
Mar. 11
Mar. 13
Mar. 25
Mar. 27
Apr. 1
Apr. 3
Apr. 8
Apr. 10
Apr. 17
Apr. 22
Apr. 24
Apr. 29
May 1
May 6
Lecture (pdf version)
Course Intro / Solar System Inventory
Introduction (cont.) / Distance Scales
Orbital Dynamics -- preliminaries / Kepler's Laws / Newton's laws
Orbital Dynamics -- Two Body Problem (part 1)
Orbital Dynamics -- Two Body Problem (part 2)
Hohmann Transfer Orbits / Restricted 3-Body problem
Hill Sphere / Radiation Pressure on Dust Grains
Poynting Roberston effect, Yarkovsky effect
Orbital decay /forces on charged dust grains/ Solar System Formation (part 1)
Solar Systerm Formation (part 2) / Nature of Light Introduction
Blackbody Radiation / Equilibrium Temperature of the Planets
Exam 1 discussion / Radiogenic dating
Radiogenic age dating (2) / Planetary Interiors Intro.
Internal remperature of a planet
Tidal forces / Planetary Surfaces
Plate Tectonics / Istostacy / Impact Cratering
Planetary Atmospheres Introduction
Plane-Parallel Atmosphere
Atmospheric Escape
Atmospheric Dynamics
Shocks and Blast Waves
Blast Waves (cont.)
Magnetic Fields in the Solar System and Universe (Intro).
Origin of Mag. Fields, Magnetic Induction Equation, Solar Dynamo
Magnetic Fields and Their Influence on Fluids (Magnetohydrynamics)
Magnetosphere (Radiation Belts, trapped particles) + Heliosphere
Cosmic Ray Transport
Oribtal Resonances
miscellaneous
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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