Planetary Systems ans Space Exploration

Course Information
TitleΠΛΑΝΗΤΙΚΑ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΣΤΗΜΙΚΗ ΕΞΕΡΕΥΝΗΣΗ / Planetary Systems ans Space Exploration
CodeΑΑΕ103
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKleomenis Tsiganis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003025

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreSpecial Election744

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600100059
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course the students have a first encounter with the field of planetology, they learn the basic theory and observational techniques on the existence of extra-solar planetary systems and the evolution of the solar system and finally they are taught the basic use of perturbation theory in celestial mechanics
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Description of the solar system: physical and orbital properties (planets, satellites, small bodies). Fundamentals of Celestial Mechanics: equations of motion, perturbation theory, gravitational and non-gravitational forces. Stability of the solar system: secular orbital perturbations and climate, resonant motion. Space exploration: artificial satellite orbits and use, design of interplanetary trajectories. Extra-solar planetary systems: observational techniques, dynamics and systems classification. Theory of planet formation: proto-planetary discs, planet formation and evolution of young systems. Time-line of our solar system.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1173.9
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΔΙΑΣΤΗΜΑ: ΒΑΣΗ ΕΥΡΩΠΗ (SPACE EUROPE ESA EDITION 2007), G. REIBALDI, G. CAPRARA, UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS
Last Update
28-06-2016