PHYD26H3 Planetary Geophysics

A course introducing some of the key physical processing governing the evolution of planets and moons. Topics covered will include: planetary heat sources and thermal evolution, effects of high temperature and pressure in planetary interiors, planetary structure and global shape; gravity, rotation, composition and elasticity.

Prerequisite: 

Completion of at least 1.0 credit at the C-level in PHY or AST courses

Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences
Note: 

No previous knowledge of Earth Sciences or Astrophysics is assumed.