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Fall 2021
Dec 07, 2021
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ASTR 36300 - The Solar System
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is intended for students in science or engineering. The components of the course consist of an overview of solar system objects and an overview of the physical processes that control the evolution of solar system objects since formation. The overview of solar system includes observations of the Sun, planets, asteroids and Kuiper-belt objects, comets, and interplanetary dust. Specific processes that are discussed include hydrostatic equilibrium, orbital dynamics, radioactive decay, and heat flow. The role of these processes in shaping planetary surfaces and atmosphere is explored.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. The students will acquire extensive knowledge on the solar system, including its formation and evolution.


Prerequisites:
(Undergraduate level MA 16200 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MA 16900 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MA 16600 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MATH 16600 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MATH M2160 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MA 18100 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MA 17100 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MA 17300 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MATH 16400 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently] or Undergraduate level MA 16400 Minimum Grade of D- [may be taken concurrently]) and (Undergraduate level PHYS 22000 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 17200 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 21800 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS P2010 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 15200 Minimum Grade of D- or (Undergraduate level PHYS 16200 Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level PHYS 16300 Minimum Grade of D-) )

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