Celestial Mechanics 2018/2019 (5 credits)

Spring 2019(late March - June), 33 %, Campus

Start date: 25 March 2019

End date: 9 June 2019

Application Deadline: 15 October 2018

Enrolment Code: UU-63050 Application

Language of Instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10833

About the course:

The two body problem. Computation of orbital elements from observational data. Calculation of position coordinates from orbital elements. Orbital perturbations and Lagrange's planetary equations. The many body problem and numerical orbital computations using professional software. Basic satellite and rocket dynamics. The importance of celestial mechanics for the understanding of the development of the solar system.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 5952

Fax: 018-471 5999