2020 Advanced Earth and Space Sciences A

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Instructor(s)
Nakamoto Taishi 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(石実1-103, Ishikawadai Bldg. 2, (Laboratory Bldg.)103 room)  Fri3-4(石実1-103, Ishikawadai Bldg. 2, (Laboratory Bldg.)103 room)  
Group
-
Course number
EPS.A410
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Formation of planets, extra-solar planets, solar system, and extra-solar planetary systems, is an interesting question. In order to understand the front line of planetary system formation studies, we look at basics of planetary system formation theory.

Student learning outcomes

To understand basics of planetary sciences and planetary system formation processes.

Keywords

Planetary System Formation, Planetary Sciences, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture
Lessons are mainly given in English, and if it is needed, Japanese is also used. Students are required to submit some reports.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: What are planets? Guidance on the class. General introduction for planetary systems.
Class 2 Star Formation Star formation processes are described.
Class 3 Formation of Protoplanetary Disk Formation processes of protoplanetary disks, from which planets are formed, are shown.
Class 4 Dynamical Evolution of Protoplanetary Disk 1 Dynamical processes which evolve the disk are described.
Class 5 Dynamical Evolution of Protoplanetary Disk 2 Dynamical processes which evolve the disk are described.
Class 6 Evolution of Dust Particles 1 After introducing small dust particles, the growth of the particles and the formation of planetesimals are discussed.
Class 7 Evolution of Dust Particles 2 After introducing small dust particles, the growth of the particles and the formation of planetesimals are discussed.
Class 8 Asteroids, comets, meteorites Small solar system bodies, such as asteroids, comets, and meteorites are described. Hayabusa2 and Ryugu, Itokawa, properties of comets, etc.
Class 9 Origin of Isotope Anomalies 1 Isotope anomalies are seen among solar system materials. Origin of the anomaly is discussed.
Class 10 Origin of Isotope Anomalies 2 Isotope anomalies are seen among solar system materials. Origin of the anomaly is discussed.
Class 11 Chondrule Formation 1 Chondrule formation processes are discussed relating the planetesimal formation.
Class 12 Chondrule Formation 2 Chondrule formation processes are discussed relating the planetesimal formation.
Class 13 Formation of Planetary Systems 1 Planetary system formation process is discussed.
Class 14 Formation of Planetary Systems 2 Earth science, planetary science, generalization

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

● Shin Taiyoukei, S. Ida and T. Nakamoto (in Japanese),
● Wakusei Keisei no Butsuri, S. Ida and T. Nakamoto (in Japanese),
● Keigai Wakusei, S. Ida (in Japanese),
● Planetary Sciences, I. de Pater and J. Lissauer,
● Astrophysics of Planet Formation, P. Armitage

Assessment criteria and methods

Homework assignments: 100%

Related courses

  • EPS.A411 : Astrophysics and Planetary Physics B
  • EPS.A412 : Astrophysics and Planetary Physics C
  • EPS.A413 : Astrophysics and Planetary Physics D

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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