FYS-2019 Sun, planets and space - 10 ECTS
Knowledge - The students can
- apply basic physics to describe the spatial structure and constituents of the solar system
- describe in terms of basic physics the interactions of different solar system constituents,
- describe the basic physics of space flight,
- describe major differences in the conditions of measurements and observations in space compared to on Earth.
Skills - The students can
- solve basic physics problems describing the properties and interactions of the Sun, planets and small solar system objects,
- solve basics problems of physical processes in the vicinity of planets
- calculate in first approximation the orbits of spacecraft and solar systems objects and describe parameters that enter full orbital calculations
General expertise - The students can
- describe the origin and compositions of the solar system and planetary systems in general,
- describe the Sun-Earth interactions and their influence on modern technology
- see the complementarity of space research with other disciplines,
- understand the relevance of space research and space flight for modern society.
Final 4 hour written exam counting 100%. Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F.
Re-sit examination (section 22): There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course.
Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a re-scheduled examination during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester.
See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT for more information.
Up to three mandatory assignments during the course. Access to the final examination requires passing the mandatory assignments.