Solar System Astrophysics
Instructor: Courtney Dressing
Time & Location:
MW 10 - 11:30 a.m. Campbell 501B
The physical foundations of planetary sciences. Topics include planetary interiors and surfaces, planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres, and smaller bodies in our solar system. The physical processes at work are developed in some detail, and an evolutionary picture for our solar system, and each class of objects, is developed. Some discussion of other (potential) planetary systems is also included.