Lecture 1 Notes: Intro to Course
The focus of this class was to continue the previous lecture discussion on radial
velocities. The lecture introduced students to radial velocity curves, specifically h
Lecture 8 Notes: Low-Mass Stars
The focus of this lecture is to discuss direct imaging of extrasolar planets. Students will
become familiar with direct-imaging planet candidates, understand what is be
Lecture 3 Notes: Atmospheric Pressures
The focus of this class is to discuss the basic composition and structure of
planets, how they are compressed based the relation between pressure and
gravity, ho
Lecture 7 Notes: Reflectivity
The focus of this lecture is to discuss energy balance in terms of the flux from the host
star and the energy absorbed by a planet, while considering atmospheric circulat
Lecture 6 Notes: Secondary Eclipse
The focus of this lecture is to study and discuss exoplanet secondary eclipse light curves,
review blackbody radiation, and determine how stars and planets temperatu
Lecture 4 Notes: Equations of State
The focus of this class is to discuss equations of state, phase diagrams, methods
for measuring equations of state and the analytical forms of those equations.
The
Lecture 2 Notes: Solar Density Calculations
The focus of this class is to discuss solar system planet densities, review transit light
curves and radial velocity curves, and then calculate exoplanet de
Lecture 5 Notes: Hypothetical Density
The focus of this lecture is to review the concepts related to planet interior compositions,
discuss the ambiguities associated with predicting planetary and exo-
Lecture 10 Notes: Emission Features
The focus of this lecture is to discuss the origin of absorption and emission lines in the
exoplanetary spectra and what they represent mathematically. Students wil
Lecture 9 Notes: Direct Imaging
The focus of this lecture is to discuss solar system planetary spectra. Students will
become familiar with the equation of radiative transfer and one solution to that e