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GLG130H
Winter/Spring 2001
Note M&P means Moons & Planets by Hartmann
1.
Overview of the Solar System
(a)
Reading (Optional): Chapter 2 in M&P
2.
Formation and composition of the solar system
(a)
Reading pp75-89 M&P
(b)
The big bang
(c)
Nucleosynthesis, atoms, and isotopes
(d)
Reading pp 99-117 M&P
(e)
The solar nebula
(f)
Proto-planetary disks
(g)
Condensation and Accretion
3.
Physics
(a)
Orbital motions of celestial bodies
(b)
Heating and cooling of celestial bodies
(c)
Rocks and Minerals Reading pp 237-246 M&P
(d)
Radioisotope dating (Reading Notes on Rubidium-Strontium dating, pp144-145 in M&P
4.
The Moon
(a)
Impact craters Reading pp 249-264 M&P
(b)
Volcanism
(c)
Tectonic history
(d)
Geologic evolution
5.
Small bodies
(a)
Meteorites Reading pp 127-152
(b)
Comets Reading pp 155-162;
(c)
Asteroids
6.
Planetary impacts
(a)
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
(b)
Chicxulub and extinctions
7.
The terrestrial planets Reading pp 271-313 in M&P
(a)
Mercury
(b)
Venus
(c)
Earth
(d)
Tidal history of the Earth-Moon system Reading: pp 57-60 in M&P
(e)
Mars
8.
Gas giants and satellite systems
(a)
Regular satellite systems Reading pp 221-230 in M&P
(b)
Captured bodies
(c)
Tidal evolution and locking--Io, Miranda, etc
(d)
Rings
9.
Pluto, the Kuiper belt, and the Oort cloud
10.
Other planetary systems

(Marcy & Butler's Astronomy Magazine Article )
(a)
Detection Technique
(b)
Survey of Systems
(c)
Orbital properties
(d)
Stellar abundance anomalies
(e)
Planet Migration
11.
Life on other planets. Reading: pp 349-366 M&P




 
Norm Murray

2001-01-15