Celestial Mechanics, 5 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus
Start date: 31 October 2022
End date: 15 January 2023
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Application code: UU-13011 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 17 October 2022 – 30 October 2022
Entry requirements: 30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10,833
Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833
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.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21