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 Competence - 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.
Coursework requirements: Up to three mandatory assignments during the course. Access to the final examination requires passing the mandatory assignments.
Examination: Final 4 hour written exam counting 100%.
Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. A is the highest grade, F is fail.
Re-sit examination: Students having failed the last ordinary examination are offered a re-sit examination early in the following semester.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: FYS-2019
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for fysikk og teknologi