12.420 Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System


Class Info

Advanced applications of physical and chemical principles to the study of the solar system. Topics include terrestrial and giant planets, meteorites, asteroids, comets, Kuiper belt objects, rings, impact craters, interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, geomagnetism, cosmochemistry, remote sensing, formation and evolution of the solar system.

This class has 12.002 as a prerequisite.

12.420 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. P. Weiss.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-819.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Fall Classes - 2017 site or on the 12.420 Stellar site.

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