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Astronomy
Term : Fall 2022
Catalog Year : 2022-2023

AST 465 - Planetary Geodynamics


Description: This is an advanced undergraduate course in planetary geodynamics. Students will gain intuitive and quantitative physical understanding of processes that are important in the geodynamical evolution of planetary bodies (planets, moons, other bodies). Topics such as stress and strain, flexure, heat transfer, gravity, fluid mechanics, and rheology will be quantitatively developed and evaluated in terms of observable effects on the Earth and other bodies in the Solar System. Co-convened with AST 565. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

No sections currently offered.

Prerequisite: AST 280 and MAT 137