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  ASTR 407/507, Jan-Apr 2018

ASTR 407/507, Jan-Apr 2018


Office hours

Professor Gladman (Henn 300B) : M-F Apr 9-13, 10:30-11:30, 2:30-3:30
TA Paula Granados(Henn 310) Appointment arranged via email, Apr 9-13 inclusive
NO OFFICE HOURS APRIL 16-18 Professor Gladman (Henn 300B) : Thurs Apr 19, 9:00-11:00, 13:00-14:30

Readings

The date listed is the class date, before which you should have completed the listed reading.

Jan 3 : No pre-readings. (assign1.txt) (ASCII file) handed out, with downloadable data file: (MPCxyz.txt) (ASCII file)
Jan 5 : Chapter 1 to end of section 1.4
Jan 8 : Chapter 2 to end of section 2.1, skipping 2.1.4
Jan 10 : No readings were assigned. (assign2.PDF) (PDF file) handed out. (assign2sol.PDF) (PDF file) solutions available.
Jan 12 : Section 2.1.4, All subsections of 2.2
Jan 15 : All subsections of 2.3 and 2.4
Jan 17 : No new readings for today
Jan 19 : Review angular speed, velocity, moment of inertia. Sects 2.5, 2.5.1. (assign3.PDF) (PDF file) handed out. (assign3sol.PDF) (PDF file) solutions available.
Jan 22 : Sections 2.6, 2.6.1, 2.6.2
Jan 24 : No new readings for today
Jan 26 : No new readings for today
Jan 29 : Sections 2.6.3, all of 2.7
Jan 29 : all of 2.8, 2.9
Feb 2 : No new readings for today
Feb 5 : Page 85 to end of section 4.1.3. (assign4.PDF) (PDF file) handed out. (assign4sol.PDF) (PDF file) solutions available.
Feb 7 : Section 4.2, 4.3
Feb 9 : Section 4.5, 4.6
Feb 14 : Section 3.2
Feb 16 : Chapter 5 to end of section 5.1.2
Feb 26 : Section 5.2 . Assignment 5 (assign5sol.PDF) (PDF file, with both assignment and solution)
---- Midterm Material ends here ----
Feb 28 : Sections 5.4, 5.7
Mar 2 : Section 5.8 (including all subsections) (AtmosClimate.PDF) (PDF file handout)
Mar 5 : Section 6.4 to end of Section 6.4.1 (Craters1.PDF) (PDF file handout)
Mar 7 : Was date of midterm exam. a407midterm2018).pdf (PDF file handout)
Mar 9 : Section 6.4.2 (Craters2.PDF) (PDF file handout)
Mar 12 : Section 6.4.4. Links are provided to :
  - (MoonNpole.jpg) (High-res image of lunar North Pole. Zoom in and pan around!))
  - (Topographic-Map-Mercury.jpg) (High-res mercurian Topographic Map). Find Caloris.
  - (assign6.PDF) (PDF file) handed out, with required downloadable data file: (LOLAlargeCraters.txt) (ASCII file) (assign6sol.PDF) (PDF file)
Mar 14 : Section 6.2. Planetary interiors (a407planet_interiors.pdf) (PDF file)
Mar 16 : Terrestrial planets. Chapter 9 except 9.2.4, 9.4.6, 9.4.7 (TerrestPlanets.pdf) (PDF file)
Mar 19 : Meteorites. Chapter 11, skipping 11.4 and 11.7 for now. (a407meteorites.pdf) (PDF file)
Mar 21 : Asteroids and comets. Chapter 12, skipping 12.3.4, 12.3.5, 12.3.7, 12.3.8, 12.5 BUT read 12.5.3 (ending there and skipping 12.6, 12.7, 12.8)
  - (a407minor.pdf) (PDF file)
  - (Assign7.PDF) (PDF file) handed out. (assign7sol.PDF) (PDF file)
Mar 23 : Exoplanet detection techniques - (a407exoDetect_cvl.pdf) (PDF file)
Mar 26 : Exoplanet Properties. Chpt 14 to end of Sect 14.2, but SKIP: 14.1.5, 14.1.6, 14.1.8, 14.2.6, 14.2.7. - (a407exoProp.pdf) (PDF file)
Mar 28: Protoplanetary disks and condensation. Sects 14.3-14.5 inclusive. - (a407disks.pdf) (PDF file)
Mar 30 : Good Friday. No class
Apr 2 : Easter Monday. No class. (assign8.PDF) (PDF file) mailed out. (assign8sol.PDF) (PDF file)
Mar 23 : Exoplanet detection techniques - (a407exoDetect_cvl.pdf) (PDF file)
Apr 4 : physics of collapse and dust assembly. Sections 15.2, 15.3, and 15.4.1. No PDF slides.
Mar 28 : Giant planet/exoplanet structure Sects 15.4.2 to end 15.6. - (a407formation.pdf) (PDF file)



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)


Textbook.

Fundamental Planetary Science, by J. Lissauer and I. de Pater

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