ASTR630 LECTURE SCHEDULE

Lecture Date
Lecture Topic
Reading
Mon. Aug. 27 Introduction to Planetary Science Read Chap. 1
Wed. Aug. 29 Central Forces Read Chap. 2
Mon. Sep. 3 Orbital Elements
Wed. Sep. 5 The 2- and 3-Body Problems
Mon. Sep. 10 Circular Restricted 3-Body Problem
Wed. Sep. 12 Precession and Tides HW #1 due
Mon. Sep. 17 Tides and Resonances
Wed. Sep. 19 Non-Gravitational Forces
Mon. Sep. 24 Planetary Atmospheres Read Chap. 4.1, 4.2, 4.4;
Wed. Sep. 26 QUIZ
Mon. Oct. 1 Adiabatic Lapse Rate
Wed. Oct. 3 Cloud Formation & Hadley Cells HW #2 due
Mon. Oct. 8 Hurricanes & Lightening TERPS Abstracts due
Wed. Oct. 10 Planetary Interiors Read Chap. 6
Mon. Oct. 15 Planetary Interiors
Wed. Oct. 17 Planetary Interiors HW #3 due
Mon. Oct. 22 NO CLASS TODAY Classtime made up with
extra long Dec. 10!
Wed. Oct. 24 MIDTERM
Mon. Oct. 29 Meteorites: Finds, Falls, and Sources Read Chap. 8
Wed. Oct. 31 Meteorites: Composition and Classification
Mon. Nov. 5 Meteorites: Radioactive Decay
Wed. Nov. 7 Exoplanets Read Chap. 12; HW #4 due
Mon. Nov. 12 Exoplanets
Wed. Nov. 14 QUIZ
Mon. Nov. 19 Exoplanets
Wed. Nov. 21 THANKSGIVING BREAK
Mon. Nov. 26 Planet Formation Read Chap. 13
Wed. Nov. 28 Planet Formation HW #5 due
Mon. Dec. 3 Planet Formation
Wed. Dec. 5 Planet Formation TERPS Summaries and Presentations Due
Mon. Dec. 10 TERPS Conference Open to the Department
Sat. Dec. 15 FINAL EXAM (1:30am-3:30pm)

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