2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
    Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ASTR 313 - Planetary Science


Study of the solar system with emphasis on physical processes. Topics include formation of the solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteorites, orbital mechanics, tides, atmospheric structure, planetary surfaces and interiors, impact cratering, and rings. Although challenging in breadth, this course is intended to be accessible to juniors and seniors majoring in physics, astronomy-physics, astrogeophysics, chemistry, or geology.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Fall semester only, in alternate years

Corequisite: None
Prerequisites:   or (  and a 200-level GEOL course)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts Practices: Confronting Collective Challenges or Quantitative and Algorithmic Reasoning
Core Component: None


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