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Ge/Ay 137
Planetary Physics
9 units (3-0-6)  | second term
Prerequisites: Ph 106 abc, ACM 95/100 ab.

A quantitative review of dynamical processes that characterize long-term evolution of planetary systems. An understanding of orbit-orbit resonances, spin-orbit resonances, secular exchange of angular momentum and the onset of chaos will be developed within the framework of Hamiltonian perturbation theory. Additionally, dissipative effects associated with tidal and planet-disk interactions will be considered.

Instructor: Batygin