# COMPUTATIONAL ASTRODYNAMICS AND APPLICATIONS

 Title ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΑΣΤΡΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ / COMPUTATIONAL ASTRODYNAMICS AND APPLICATIONS Code ΜΥΠ611 Faculty Sciences School Physics Cycle / Level 2nd / Postgraduate Teaching Period Winter/Spring Common No Status Active Course ID 40003448

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

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OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization217.5

 Academic Year 2019 – 2020 Class Period Spring Faculty Instructors Kleomenis Tsiganis 1hrs Georgios Vougiatzis 2hrs Weekly Hours 3 Class ID 600162326
Course Type 2016-2020
• Background
• Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
• Face to face
Language of Instruction
• Greek (Instruction, Examination)
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
Lectures501.7
Laboratory Work852.8
Written assigments501.7
Exams401.3
Total2257.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
• Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
• Performance / Staging (Formative)
• Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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