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ASTR 301, Winter 2020Midterm Exam Information & Practice QuestionsDr. Elizabeth JefferyThe exam will be given in classTuesday, Feb 11. You can write directly on the test; you shouldnot need extra scratch paper, but any you do use must be turned in with your test. You will begiven a sheet (included here) with all needed constants and equations.You will be providedwith an equation sheet, and table of constants, conversions, and Solar System data.The following topics will be covered on the exam (Topics 1 – 7):-Solar System Overview-Sky from Earth-Path of the Sun/Seasons-Moon Phases and Eclipses-Proof of Earth’s Motion-Copernican Revolution/Kepler’sLaws-Orbital Mechanics (doesnotincludetidal forces and tides)The following derivations are fair game for an exam question:oRelating synodic and sidereal periods for planets (including drawing a clear sketch)oSuperior planetary distances (from opposition and quadrature positions) [see notes]oKepler’s Third LawoVelocity of planet at aphelion/periheliono

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