Introduction to Planetary Science
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An overview of the study of planetary systems. The main focus is on our Solar System, but the course includes the study of planets outside the Solar System. Topics covered include: basic planet formation, planetary orbits, measurements of the properties of planets, study of extrasolar planets, the Earth-Moon system.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 255, 304.
Pre- or corequisites: 200B or 250, PHYS 215 and 216.
Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.