Aug 19, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022

PHYS 4100 Space Physics

4 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 2600 .