EF3320 Solar System Physics 8.0 credits

Solsystemsfysik

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 cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, 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

Disposition

Seminars, assignments.

Eligibility

Literature

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

Examination

  • EXA1 - Examination, 8.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Final oral exam and seminar presentation.

Offered by

EECS/Space and Plasma Physics

Contact

Tomas Karlsson (tomask@kth.se)

Examiner

Tomas Karlsson <tomask@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2012.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.