Hydrostatic Equilibrium

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From the course by Princeton University
Imagining Other Earths
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Princeton University

Imagining Other Earths

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From the lesson
Planetary Atmospheres
This lecture begins by introducing the basic physics of gases, liquid and solids. The lecture then describes how the balance between gas pressure and gravity shapes the structure of planetary atmospheres.

Meet the Instructors

  • David Spergel
    David Spergel
    Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair
    Department of Astrophysics