Jan 2 : No pre-readings.
(assign1.txt) (ASCII file)
handed out, with downloadable data file:
(MPCxyz.txt) (ASCII file)
Jan 4 : Chapter 1 to end of section 1.4
Jan 7 : Chapter 2 to end of section 2.1, skipping 2.1.4
Jan 9 : No additional readings assigned. (assign2.pdf) assigned.
Jan 11 : Section 2.1.4, All subsections of 2.2
Jan 14 : All subsections of 2.3 and 2.4
Jan 16 : No additional readings assigned. (assign3.pdf) assigned. Julian Date converter (at the USNO).
Jan 18 : Section 2.5 to end of 2.5.1.
Jan 21 : Section 2.5.2 and Sec 2.6 to end of 2.6.1.
Jan 23 : Section 2.6.2 and 2.6.3.
COURSE SUMMARY (pdf file)
- Astronomical context of planet formation
- Meteorites and other constraints on planet formation
- Isotopic cosmochemistry
- Planetary interior structure
- Planetary atmospheres
- Solar System Processes (Tides, impacts, climate)
Solar System Evolution, 2nd edition, by S.R. Taylor
Meteorites and their Parent Planets, by H. McSween Jr
Geochemistry, by F. Albarede