EF3320 Solar System Physics 8.0 credits
The course gives an overview of the current structure and composition of the solar system, its formation, dynamics, and of methods for studying the system.
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
Grading scaleP, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
After completed course the students should have knowledge of the current structure and composition of the solar system, its formation, dynamics, and of methods for studying the system.
Course main content
General features of the solar system. Experimental methods for studying solar system properties. The formation of the solar system. Interaction of solar system bodies with the interplanetary medium. The inner planets and their satellites. Asteroids. The giant planets. Bodies without atmosphere in the outer solar system. Satellites with atmospheres. Comets. Trans-Neptunian objects. Interplanetary dust, micrometeorites, and meteorites
The Solar System, Encrenaz, T., Bibring, J.-P., Blanc, M., Barucci, M.-A., Roques, F., Zarka, P. Springer Verlag, 3rd Ed 2004, ISBN 978-3-540-00241-3
- EXA1 - Examination, 8.0, grading scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Final oral exam and seminar presentation.
EECS/Space and Plasma Physics
Tomas Karlsson (email@example.com)
Tomas Karlsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2012.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.