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.).
Contributor(s): Williams, I. P. (Iwan Prys) | Thomas, N. (Nicolas)Material type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 577.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2001Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 255 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540448075; 3540448071Subject(s): Extrasolar planets | Solar system | Extrasolar planets | Solar systemGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Solar and extra-solar planetary systems.DDC classification: 523 LOC classification: QB501 | .P94 1998Online resources: Click here to access online
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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.