Solar and extra-solar planetary systems : lectures held at the Astrophysics School XI organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN) in the Burren, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 7-18 September 1998 / I.P. Williams, N. Thomas (eds.). - Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2001. - 1 online resource (xviii, 255 pages) : illustrations (some color) - Lecture notes in physics, 577 0075-8450 ; . - Lecture notes in physics ; 577. .

Includes bibliographical references.

The Solar System: An Overview -- Setting the Scene: A Star Formation Perspective -- Extrasolar Planets: A Review of Current Observations and Theory -- The Giant Planets -- The Formation of Planets -- Dynamics of the Solar System -- Photometry of Resolved Planetary Surfaces -- Mercury-Goals for a Future Mission -- Physical Processes Associated with Planetary Satellites -- Light Scattering in the Martian Atmosphere: Effects on Surface Photometry -- The Small Bodies of the Solar System -- Dust in the Solar System and in Other Planetary Systems -- Meteors, Meteor Showers and Meteoroid Streams.

Both the high level of activity in worldwide space exploration programmes and the discovery of extra-solar planets have spurred renewed interest in the physics and evolution dynamics of solar systems. The present book has grown out of a set of lectures by leading experts in the field within the framework of the well-known EADN summer schools. It addresses primarily graduate students and young researchers but will be equally useful for scientists in search of a comprehensive tutorial account that goes beyond the material found in standard textbooks.


English.

9783540448075 3540448071

10.1007/3-540-44807-1 doi


Extrasolar planets.
Extrasolar planets.


Solar system.
Solar system.


Electronic books.
Electronic books.

QB501 / .P94 1998

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