Physics of the Space Environment

 

 

Instructor: Prof. Norbert Bartel, PSE 331, bartel@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/bartel

Course Number: PHYS 3280 3.0 W

Time/Location: MWF 13:30 14:30 / McLaughlin College 213

Textbooks: Physics of the Earth's Space Environment: An Introduction," by Gerd Proelss, translated by Michal Keith Bird, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2010 ISBN 978-3-642-05979-7

                       

 

Course Contents:       1. Introduction

2. Neutral upper atmosphere

3. Absorption of solar radiation energy

4. Ionosphere

5. Magnetosphere

6. Interplanetary medium

                                    7. Orbital Debris and Micrometeorites

 

 

Evaluation:      In-class quizzes: 10% of final mark

Homework: 25% of final mark

Midterm exam: 25% of final mark

Final exam: 40% of final mark

 

 

Office hours: P331, MW 14:30-15:00

Midterm exam: February 26
Final exam: TBA