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Space Research 2
חקר החלל החיצון 2
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Course structure

No. Topic Main source** Additional source***
* Optional topics are given depending on the time available
** See "Sources" below
*** M. Harwit, Astrophysical concepts
1 Brief overview of our place in the Universe: galaxies, clusters, nebulae, stars, solar system. Typical parameters. web, #1 2.1
2 Brief overview of astronomical and space technique: telescopes, detectors, Chandra, Soho, and Cluster. #1 , #2
3 Motion in gravitional field: Kepler, planets, galaxy. #3 3.1-3.5,
4 Particle motion in electromagnetic fields: gyration, drifts, adiabatic invariants, implications for Earth. #4 6.2-6.6
5 Radiative processes: accelerated particle, dipole radiation, relativistic particle, cyclotron and synchrotron emission, Thomson and Compton scattering #5 6.7-6.22
6 Elements of radiative transfer #5
7 Elements of plasma physics and MHD. #6
8 Sun and solar-terrestrial relations: magnetic field, corona, solar activity, flares, CME, spots, solar wind, magnetosphere, bow shock, magnetopause, magnetic storms.. #7
9 Stellar evolution: from protostars to supernovae. #8 8.1-8.19
10 Late stages: supernovae, neutron stars, pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, magnetars, black holes. #8,#9
11 Elements of cosmology #10 10.1-10.11


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