To understand the basics of planetary sciences: structure and properties of our Solar System, stars, and planets, as well as the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Also, some relations with other classes provided in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences are introduced.
To understand basics of planetary sciences.
Planetary Science, Astronomy, Astrophysics
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Contents and the order of contents listed in the plan may change due to the progress of the class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||What are planets?||To understand planets.|
|Class 2||Basic Astronomy 1: Objects in the Universe||To understand objects in the universe.|
|Class 3||Basic Astronomy 2: Methods to Measure Objects||To understand methods to measure objects.|
|Class 4||Motion of Planets 1: Two-Body Problem||To understand two-body problem.|
|Class 5||Motion of Planets 2: Kepler Motion||To understand Kepler motion.|
|Class 6||Motion of Planets 3: Multi-Body System||To understand multi-body system.|
|Class 7||Internal Structure of Objects 1: Sun 1 --- Basic Equations ---||Think of the internal structure of the Sun.|
|Class 8||Internal Structure of Objects 2: Sun 2 --- Thermodynamical Properties ---||To understand thermodynamical properties of the Sun.|
|Class 9||Internal Structure of Objects 3: Solid Planets||Think of the internal structure of solid planets.|
|Class 10||Formation of Planetary Systems 1: Star and Protoplanetary Disk Formation||To understand the formation of star and protoplanetary disk.|
|Class 11||Formation of Planetary Systems 2: Evolution of Dust Particles in Disk||To understand the evolution of dust particles in the disk.|
|Class 12||Formation of Planetary Systems 3: From Protoplanets to Planets||To understand processes from protoplanets to planets.|
|Class 13||Extra-Solar Planets 1: Methods of Observation||To understand extra-solar planet observation methods.|
|Class 14||Extra-Solar Planets 2: Properties of Observed Planets||To understand properties of extra-solar planets.|
|Class 15||Extra-Solar Planets 3: Exoplanets and Planetary System Formation Theory||To understand planetary system formation theory.|
All materials used in the class can be found in OCW-i.
Homework assignments: 100%