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Fall 2015-2016
AST 513   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Dynamics of Stellar and Planetary Systems

Roman R. Rafikov

Galactic structure, morphology and dynamics. Equilibrium and stability of stellar systems. The gravitational N-body problem, relaxation, dynamical friction, and the Fokker-Planck equation. Encounters and mergers of stellar systems. Spiral structure. Elements of planetary dynamics and celestial mechanics.

Sample reading list:
Binney & Merrifield, Galactic Astronomy
Binney & Tremaine, Galactic Dynamics
Murray & Dermott, Solar System Dynamics

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20646 L01 02:00:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled