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  ASTR 407, Jan-Apr 2019

ASTR 407/507, Jan-Apr 2019


Office hours

Professor Gladman (Henn 300B) : Mon 2-2:45, Wed 2:30-3:30
TA Edward Ashton (Henn 310) Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 on weeks where HW is due.

Readings

The date listed is the class date, before which you should have completed the listed reading.

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.


Instructor and Course Summary

Professor Brett Gladman, Physics and Astronomy --> His web page

COURSE SUMMARY (pdf file)


A 13-week survey course in comparative planetary science.

- 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)


Textbook.

Fundamental Planetary Science, by J. Lissauer and I. de Pater

Useful references:
Solar System Evolution, 2nd edition, by S.R. Taylor
Meteorites and their Parent Planets, by H. McSween Jr
Geochemistry, by F. Albarede