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MAS423 / AST001 Solar System (Semester B, 2007/2008) Lecturer: Dr. Craig Agnor Office Hours: 4-6 Thursday
 

Summary: MAS423 / AST001 Solar System (Semester B, 2007/2008)
Lecturer: Dr. Craig Agnor Office Hours: 4-6 Thursday
Office: Maths 512 11-12 Friday
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 7045 Email: C.B.Agnor
Course Website: www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/agnor/MAS423
The Course
As the planetary system most familiar to us, the Solar System presents the best opportunity to
study questions about the origin of life and how enormous complexity arises from simple physical
systems in general. This course surveys the physical and dynamical properties of the Solar System.
It focuses on the formation, evolution, structure, and interaction of the Sun, planets, satellites,
rings, asteroids, and comets. The course applies basic physical and mathematical principles needed
for the study, such as fluid dynamics, electrodynamics, orbital dynamics, solid mechanics, and
elementary differential equations. However, prior knowledge in these topics is not needed, as they
will be introduced as required. The course will also include discussions of very recent, exciting
developments in the formation of planetary and satellite systems and extrasolar planets (planetary
migration, giant impacts, and exoplanetary atmospheres).
Schedule & Lectures
Thursdays 2-4pm, Maths Room 103
(Note: the week of February 11-15, we will meet on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2-4pm instead of
Thursday).

  

Source: Agnor, Craig B. - Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

 

Collections: Physics