Fall 2007

Planetary Science

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-23


Thomas Burbine (Section 01)


ASTFC) An introductory course for physical science majors. Topics include: planetary orbits, rotation and precession; gravitational and tidal interactions; interiors and atmospheres of the Jovian and terrestrial planets; surfaces of the terrestrial planets and satellites; asteroids, comets, and planetary rings; origin and evolution of the planets. Requisite: One semester of a physical science and one semester of calculus (may be taken concurrently). Some familiarity with physics is essential. First semester. Professor Dyar.