COMPUTATIONAL ASTRODYNAMICS AND APPLICATIONS

Course Information
TitleΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΑΣΤΡΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ / COMPUTATIONAL ASTRODYNAMICS AND APPLICATIONS
CodeΜΥΠ611
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003448

Programme of Study: PPS Computional Physics (2014-today)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600133761
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to a) study efficiently mathematical models described by dynamical systems using numerical methods. b) realize the main concepts of dynamical systems and the novelty of the qualitative methods used to understand systems with complex evolution c) improve their capability in complicated computations d) apply the methods and the models of dynamical systems in various systems in Physics, Astronomy and other scientific field. e) understand the basic methods and models of Astrodynamics for orbit computation and design. f) be provided by skills and knoweledge for research
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to dynamical systems and Numerical Solutions of ODE's 2. Dynamics of Oscillators, the simple pendulum, the perturbed pendulum - Poincare section 3. Introduction to Hamiltonian systems - Systems with polynomial potentials - periodic orbits 4. The 2 and N-body problem 5. Satellite and spacecraft orbits - orbital elements - orbital transfers 6. The perturbed two-body problem 7. The restricted three body problem - Spacecraft orbits and Asteroids 8. The general 3-body problem - dynamics of planetary systems
Keywords
Dynamical Systems, Chaos, Computational methods, Astrodynamics, Celestial Dynamics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Exams
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
26-11-2019