Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1FA207
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Physics G2F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 27 June 2013
- Responsible department
- Department of Physics and Astronomy
30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics.
After the finished course the student should be able to:
- account for the basics of celestial mechanics
- perform detailed calculations of the two-body problem
- explain the basics within perturbation theory and the N-body problem
- explain how the modern scientific research of celestial mechanics is performed
The two- and N-body problem. Calculations of position coordinates from orbital elements. Calculations of orbital elements from observational data. Numerical calculations of orbits. Evolution of orbits for asteroids and comets. The Lagrangian planetary equations. Basic rocket science.
Lectures, exercises and seminars.
Two hand-in exercises, 1.5 credits each. Participation and written reports in connection with the seminars, 2 credits.