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  ASTR 507, Jan-Apr 2011

ASTR 507, Jan-Apr 2011


Readings

Jan 6 : pp. 241-250
Jan 13 : Chapter 1. 512-522
Jan 17 : Sects 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, and Folkner et al (1997) Science [first 2 pages]
Jan 20 : 56-58 (to end of Sect 3.1.1)
Jan 27 : rest of 13.4 (pp. 522-527)
Jan 31 : Chpt 8 to end of Sect 8.3 inclusive
Feb 7 : Chpt 9 to end of 9.1 (366-373), All of 9.3 (378-383)
Feb 10 : Section 8.6 and 8.7
Feb 28 : Sections 13.5 to 13.6.2 inclusive
Mar 3 : Sections 13.7 to end of chapter
Mar 10 : Sect 5--5.1, 5.3--5.3.3, 5.4--5.4.1 , all inclusive
Mar 14 : 5.4.2-5.4.4.4, 5.4.6, Sect 6.1.5 (with all subsections)
Mar 17 : 6.3 -- 6.3.5.1, 6.4-end of chapter, 5.5 -- 5.5.3
Mar 22 : none
Mar 24 : Section 9.4 (all subsections)
Mar 28 : Sect 5.5.4 (all subsec), review 6.3.4, colour figs 5.58-5.71,6.23
Mar 31 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL1oU6fH25w
Apr 4 : Start Chpt 4 to end 4.2, Sct 4.3.3.x (all subsct of 4.3.3), Sct 4.8-4.8.2 (inclusive), Sct 4.9 (all subsct)
Apr 6 : As the grid below. BUT this material not part of final exam.
11, 11.1, 11.2
Look at figures and figure captions for Section 11.3.  Do not read textual components
11.4,                   NOT 11.4.1,
11.4.2                  NOT 11.4.2.1 or 11.4.2.2
11.4.2.3, 11.4.2.4
11.4.3                  NOT 11.4.4
11.7


What was covered

Jan 4: Planetary rotational deformation
Jan 6: Gravity fields, Free precession (Chandler wobble)
Jan 10: Forced precession, Cassini States, Tidal potential
Jan 13: Stellar environment, collapse to nebular disk. PDF file
Jan 17: ... Tidal despinning and orbital evolution
Jan 20: ... blackbodies, cloud collapse
Jan 24: ... dynamics primer, accretion disk structure
Jan 27: ... more on accretion disks, start meteoritics
Jan 31: ... spectra and meteoritics
Feb 3 : Class cancelled
Feb 7 : ... minor planets
Feb 10: ... intro to cosmochemistry
Feb 21: ... more cosmochemistry
Feb 24: ... Midterm exam
Feb 28: ... General planet formation
Mar 3: ... Terrestrial planet formation
Mar 7: ... planet migration, impact craters
Mar 10: ... impact processes
Mar 14: Class cancelled
Mar 17: ... cratered surfaces, lunar stratigraphy
Mar 21: ... Giant planet formation and interiors, exoplanet detection PDF file
Mar 24: Small-body size distributions, collisions PDF file
Mar 28: Mars PDF file
Mar 31: planetary atmospheres. Structure and origin
Apr 4: Atmospheric evolution
Apr 7: Planetary rings

Instructor

Professor Brett Gladman, Physics and Astronomy --> His web page


A 13-week survey course in comparative planetary science.

- Astronomical context of planet formation
- Meteorites and other constraints on planet formation
- Isotopic cosmochemistry
- Planetary interior structure
- Planetary atmospheres
- Solar System Processes (Tides, impacts, climate)

More detailed course description. (ASCII text file).


Textbook.

Planetary Sciences, (MUST be 2nd edition) by I. de Pater and J. Lissauer

Useful references:
Solar System Evolution, 2nd edition, by S.R. Taylor
Meteorites and their Parent Planets, by H. McSween Jr
Geochemistry, by F. Albarede


Olympus Mons on Mars