12.603 Solar System Dynamics


Class Info

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Wisdom.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 12.603 was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the GRADUATE COURSES IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS site or on the 12.603 Stellar site.

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