ASTR 688P: Planetary Science
Syllabus
Fall 2008

Prof. M. F. A'Hearn
Monday & Wednesday, 1400-1515, CSS 0201

The syllabus is subject to change as we proceed through the semester. However, the syllabus does give at least a good indication of the topics to be emphasized and the relevant chapters in the text. Entries in red will track the changes as we progress through the semester. Classes that are missed will be rescheduled at a mutually convenient time.

Text references are to the textbook, Planetary Science by Imke de Pater and Jack Lissauer. The latest errata for the text can be found at the first author's website. The second edition of the book is expected in spring 2009.


DateTopicText Chap
W, 3 Sep Introduction 1
M, 8 Sep Dynamics 2
W, 10 Sep no class
M, 15 Sep Dynamics 2
W, 17 Sep Dynamics 2
M, 22 Sep Dynamics 2
W, 24 Sep Radiation Physics & Atmospheres 3 & 4
M, 29 Sep Radiation Physics & Atmospheres 3 & 4
W, 1 Oct Atmospheres 4
M, 6 Oct Atmospheres 4
W, 8 Oct Atmospheres 4
M, 13 Oct Atmospheres 4
W, 15 Oct Atmospheres 4
M, 20 Oct Surfaces & Cratering 5
W, 22 Oct Surfaces & Cratering 5
M, 27 Oct Interiors 6
W, 29 Oct Interiors 6
M, 3 Nov Mid-term Exam 1-5
W, 5 Nov No class
M, 10 Nov Interiors 6
W, 12 Nov Interiors 6
M, 17 Nov Meteorites 8
W, 19 Nov Meteorites 8
M, 24 Nov Asteroids 8
W, 26 Nov Asteroids 9
M, 1 Dec Comets 10
W, 3 Dec Comets 10
M, 8 Dec Comets 10
W, 10 Dec Comets 10
Th, 18 Dec Final Exam, 13:30-15:30 ALL


Created: 8 Aug '08, mfa; Last updated: Monday, 09-Aug-2010 13:48:16 EDT, mfa