Astro 342  - Fall 2003

Calender and Tentative Outline

 

Date                                                  Topics                                                    Readings

                                                                                                                        (Hartmann)

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Week 1: Aug. 25-29

 

 

Discovering the Solar System

 

Ch. 2

Week 2: Sept. 1-5

(Mon. = Labor Day)

 

Orbits, Mechanics

 

Ch. 3

Week 3: Sept. 8-12

 

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Week 4: Sept. 15-19

 

 

The Sun Inside & Out

(Radiation theory, solar atmosphere & interior)

Alternate source: de Pater & Lissaurer Ch. 3.1, 3.3

Week 5: Sept. 22-26

 

 

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Exam 1 (Fri.)

d e Pater & Lissauer, 7.1  

Week 6: Sept. 29

           Oct. 3

 

Comparative Planetology: I. Atmospheres: Basic Physics

Ch. 11

Week 7: Oct. 6-10

 

 

Comparative Planetology: I. Atmospheres: Planetary

Examples, Magnetospheres

     

Week 8: Oct. 13-17

 

 

Comparative Planetology: II. Surfaces

 

 Ch. (9), 10

Week 9: Oct. 20-24

 

 

Comparative Planetology: III. Interiors

 Ch. 8

Week 10: Oct. 27-31

 

Meteorites

Exam 2 (Fri.)

 Ch. 6

Week 11: Nov. 3 - 7

 

Asteroids, Comets, and Large Impacts

 Ch. 7

Week 12: Nov. 10-14

 

Ice Moons & Rings

 (Ch. 8, 10)

Week 13: Nov. 17-21

Star/Planet Formation

 Ch. (4), 5

Thanksgiving Week Nov. 24-28

No Class

 

Week 14: Dec. 1-5

 

Other Solar Systems

Exam 3 (Fri.)

 Alternate source: de Pater & Lissaurer Ch. Ch. 13

Week 15: Dec. 8-12

 

 

Summary Presentations

 

Finals Week

     Dec. 15-19

Last Presentations?