12.425 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques


Weekly problem sets are assigned, and include exercises related to using real data on exoplanets to derive their physical properties such as mass, radius, density, temperature or composition.

Problem Set 1 (PDF)

  • GJ 436 Data Set (TXT) (Data courtesy of Drake Deming.)
  • HD 209458 Data Set (TXT) (Data courtesy of L. Jeremy Richardson.)

Problem Set 2 (PDF)

Problem Set 3 (PDF)

Problem Set 4 (PDF)

Problem Set 5 (PDF)

Problem Set 6 (PDF)

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2007
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets
Lecture Notes