EF2245 Space Physics II 7.5 credits

Rymdfysik II

The course is a continuation of Space Physics I, and aims to give the student a more quantitative knowledge of space plasma phenomena and research methods.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Physics
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10181

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Tomas Karlsson

  • Teacher

    Tomas Karlsson

  • Target group

    For doctoral students at KTH.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to  

  • describe and explain basic processes in space plasma physics
  • use established theories to estimate quantitatively the behaviour of some of these processes
  • make simple analyses of various types of space physics data to compare with the quantitative theoretical predictions
  • describe some hot topics of today’s space physics research

Course main content

The material covered includes: 

  • shocks and boundaries in space
  • solar wind interaction with magnetized and unmagnetized bodies
  • reconnection
  • sources of magnetospheric plasma
  • magnetospheric and ionospheric convection
  • auroral physics
  • storms and substorms
  • global oscillations of the magnetosphere

Eligibility

EF2240 Space Physics or EF2200 Plasma Physics or equivalent.

For single course students: documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

EF2240 Space Physics or EF2200 Plasma Physics or equivalent.

For single course students: documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Literature

Kivelson and Russel, Introduction to Space Physics.

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examination, hand-in assignments.

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Contact

Tomas Karlsson

Examiner

Tomas Karlsson <tomask@kth.se>

Add-on studies

Graduate level courses in space plasma physics

EF2215 Plasma physics II

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.