topics-final - Astro 109: Topics Here is a list of topics...

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Astro 109: Topics Here is a list of topics we have discussed in the second half of the course, taken from the “key concepts” slides in class. This list is organized by book chapter, but since we jumped around I have made a note of the date we discussed each topic. This is not meant to be a complete list of material that might appear on the final exam. Rather, it is just supposed to remind you of some things we have studied. The chapter summaries serve a similar purpose. Chapter 7: “Comparative Planetology I: Our Solar System” density and composition (3/24) terrestrial vs. Jovian planets (3/24) atmospheric evaporation: gas temperature and motion, escape velocity (3/26) moons (3/24) asteroids, comets, Kuiper belt objects (3/24) Chapter 8: “Comparative Planetology II: The Origin of Our Solar System” radioactive dating, age of Solar System (3/26) Solar nebula, protoplanetary disk (3/31) condensation model for planet formation (3/26) building planets: planetesimals, accretion (3/31)
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