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Fundamental Planetary Science

Physics, Chemistry and Habitability

Jack J. Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center, Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley
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A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The authors provide an overview of our current knowledge and discuss some of the unanswered questions at the forefront of research in planetary science and astrobiology today. This updated edition contains the latest data, new references and planetary images and an extensively rewritten chapter…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Contents
pp v-xi
Tables
pp xii-xii
Preface
pp xiii-xvi
1 - Introduction
pp 1-23
2 - Dynamics
pp 24-64
3 - Physics and Astrophysics
pp 65-85
4 - Solar Heating and Energy Transport
pp 86-110
5 - Planetary Atmospheres
pp 111-142
6 - Surfaces and Interiors
pp 143-188
7 - Sun, Solar Wind and Magnetic Fields
pp 189-207
8 - Giant Planets
pp 208-227
9 - Terrestrial Planets and the Moon
pp 228-259
10 - Planetary Satellites
pp 260-285
11 - Meteorites
pp 286-310
12 - Minor Planets and Comets
pp 311-349
13 - Planetary Rings
pp 350-379
14 - Extrasolar Planets
pp 380-424
15 - Planet Formation
pp 425-463
16 - Planets and Life
pp 464-512
Appendix A - Symbols Used
pp 513-516
Appendix B - Acronyms Used
pp 517-518
Appendix C - Units and Constants
pp 519-521
Appendix D - Periodic Table of Elements
pp 522-522
Appendix E - Solar System Tables
pp 523-533
Appendix F - Interplanetary Spacecraft
pp 534-539
Appendix G - Recent Advances in Solar System Studies
pp 540-573
References
pp 574-581
Index
pp 582-604
Plates
pp 1-32
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Online ISBN: 9781108304061
Published online: 26 July 2019
Paperback ISBN: 9781108411981
Paperback publication date: 04 July 2019

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