LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

1 | Introduction and overview | |

2 | Solar system formation | |

3 | Origin of elements | |

4 | Origin of elements (cont.) | |

5 | Geochronology | |

6 | Geochronology (cont.) | |

7 | Age of the solar system | |

8 | Mass and moment of inertia | |

9 | Rheology and seismology | |

10 | Elastic stress strain relations | Problem set 1 due |

11 | Seismic waves and wave equation | |

12 | Structure of the planets from seismology | |

13 | Heat and conduction | Problem set 2 due |

14 | Heat convection | |

15 | The error function | |

16 | Oceanic subsidence and heat flow | Problem set 3 due |

17 | Convective heat flow | Problem set 4 due |

18 | Cooling planets | Term paper topic due |

19 | Geomagnetism I | |

20 | Geomagnetism II | Problem set 5 due |

Mid-term exam | Mid-term exam | |

21 | Polar wander and continental drift | |

22 | Plate tectonics | Problem set 6 due |

23 | Plate tectonics (cont.) | |

24 | Plate tectonics (cont.) | |

25 | Plate tectonics (cont.) | Term paper outline due, problem set 7 due |

26 | Isostasy | |

27 | Gravity anomalies | |

28 | Gravity anomalies (cont.) | |

29 | Topography and gravity data | |

30 | Planetary histories | Term paper draft due, problem set 8 due |

31 | Planets | |

No class, special assignment | ||

32 | Mercury | |

33 | Moon | |

34 | Venus | Term paper due, problem set 9 due |

35 | Presentations | |

36 | Presentations (cont.) | |

Final exam: date to be announced |

## Calendar

## Course Info

##### Instructors

##### Departments

##### As Taught In

Fall
2008

##### Level

##### Learning Resource Types

*notes*Lecture Notes

*assignment*Problem Sets