12.603 Solar System Dynamics
Studies the dynamics of the solar system and its major subsystems, and the dynamics of exoplanets, with a modern emphasis on the qualitative structure of phase space. Topics may include rotational dynamics, spin-orbit coupling, Cassini states, and orbital dynamics, resonances, and Kozai oscillations, tidal evolution and tidal heating.
This class has no prerequisites.
12.603 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by J. Wisdom.
Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-824.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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