PřF:F3160 Physics of solar system - Course Information
F3160 Physics of solar systemFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/1/0. 1 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Mgr. Pavel Gabzdyl (lecturer), prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc. (deputy)
Mgr. Jan Píšala (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Gabzdyl (seminar tutor), prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc. (deputy)
- prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- At the end of this course students should be able to characterize planets, explain most important processes in the Solar system and understand basic methods of their exploration.
- Introduction: structure of lectures, recommended literature, basic terms
- Evolution of the Solar System: nucleogenesis, pre-solar nebula, protoplanetary disc, thermal gradient of protoplanetary disc, formation of planetesimals, gases capturing, important eras of the Solar system evolution
- Meteors and Meteorites: basic terms, chemical composition, definition of orbits, meteorite classification, importance for study of Solar system, dating methods, zodiacal light
- Small Solar Sytem Body: minor planets (origin, evolution, asteroid spectral types and asteroid families), Kirkwood gaps, asteroid groups (Near-Earth asteroids, main asteroid belt, Trojan asteroids, Centaurs, Kuiper Belt Objects etc.), comets (origin, orbits, composition)
- Planets I: internal structure of planets, planetary differentiation (core, mantle and crust), planetary volcanism
- Planets II: tectonics, plate tectonics, endogenous and exogenous processes
- Impact Cratering: main stages of impact process, morphology of impact structures (oblique craters, crater rays), shock-metamorphic effects
- Planetary Atmospheres: origin and evolution, composition of atmospheres, basic of meteorology, atmospheres of satellites, interiors of giant planets
- Planetary Magnetospheres: basic terms, dynamo theory, origin of planetary magnetospheres, structure of magnetospheres, interaction between solar wind and planetary magnetospheres
- The Moon in the Planetary Context: comparison with another Solar system bodies, orbit (synchronous rotation, librations, eclipses), origin, geochemical model of the Moon, research of the Moon
- Satellites and Rings: classification of satellites, important specimens, orbital properties, planetary rings (origin, character, differences)
- Future of the Solar System and Exoplanets: evolution of the Sun, exoplanets searching methods, comparsion between the Solar system and extrasolar planetary systems
- Planetary Exploration: Earth based observation, photography, radar mapping, space probes, methods of exploration (optical spectometry, mass spectrometry, activation analysis)
- Imke, P. a Lissauer, J., J. (2007): Planetary Sciences. – Cambridge University Press.
- Pokorný, Z. (2005): Planety. – Aventinum.
- Teaching methods
- 2h lectures, exercises, consultations, 3 tests, oral exam
- Assessment methods
- oral examination
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: S.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
- Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/sci/spring2019/F3160