Asteroids are the leftover rocky materials from the formation of the
Solar System that reside primarily in a broad belt between the orbits of
Mars and Jupiter. This lecture reviews the physical and orbital
properties of Asteroids, and discusses the role of Jupiter and orbital
resonances in dynamically sculpting the Main Belt of Asteroids. Once
again, we see how the history of the dynamical evolution of our Solar
System is written in the orbits of its members. Recorded 2007 Nov 26 in
1000 McPherson Lab on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.