Bates College

Astronomy/Geology 110


Lunar and Planetary Science

WEEK 8 - WEEK OF MARCH 9-13, 2015


Monday, March 9

Before today's class you should read Moons and Planets, pp. 191-200. These sections introduce the study of planetary interiors, emphasizing "equations of state", melting, and the shape of a spinning planet.


Wednesday, March 11

Before today's class you should read Moons and Planets, pp. 200-211. These sections are about seismology, heat flow, and magnetism, and their importance in the study of planetary interiors.


Thursday, March 12, LAB

The lab today is on the measurement of heat capacities of various substances.


Friday, March 13

Before today's class you should read Moons and Planets, pp. 211-232. This is a "tour" of the planets with emphasis about what we know about the interiors. Note the summary list of concepts on p. 232.


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