Celestial Mechanics 2020/2021 (5 credits)

Autumn 2020, 33 %, Campus

Start date: 26 October 2020

End date: 17 January 2021

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-13011 Application

Language of Instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10833

About the course:

The two body problem. Computation of orbital elements from observational data. Calculation of position coordinates from orbital elements. Orbital perturbations and Lagrange's planetary equations. The many body problem and numerical orbital computations using professional software. Basic satellite and rocket dynamics. The importance of celestial mechanics for the understanding of the development of the solar system.

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Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 5952

Fax: 018-471 5999

Study counsellor

E-mail: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21