Planetary Systems, 7.5 credits

About this education

The course gives an overview of planetary systems and physical processes

responsible for forming the exceptional diversity observed in planets

both in our solar system and in planetary systems around other stars.

Topics include planetary dynamics (Kepler’s laws, the restricted

three-body problem, orbital elements) and physical properties of planets

(radiative equilibrium, planetary interiors, surfaces and atmospheres,

the solar wind). Other topics are meteoroids, minor planets, and comets,

and their connection to planet formation theory, as well as

observational methods.

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