PHYS 351 Space Physics

3 semester hours

Introduction to Solar-Terrestrial physics. Physics of space plasmas and single fluid magnetohydrodynamics. Solar physics and the solar wind. Collisionless shocks. The magnetosphere. The ionosphere. The aurora. Geomagnetic storms. Pulsations and magnetohydrodynamic waves. Planetary magnetospheres.

Lecture, 3 hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 234  and PHYS 206 .

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