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The following is a general study guide on topics you should know for Exam 1. These are general suggestions and not to be confused as absolute and only. In general: All vocabulary words. The blue paragraph summaries embedded in the text. Common misconceptions. Chapter 1 All the bold words. Your address in the universe. Figure 1.2 General scales and sizes general motions in the Universe the evolution of the universe Chapter 2 patterns in the night sky constellations rising and setting of stars stars and latitude celestial sphere Milky Way your local sky angular sizes and distances geographic coordinates seasons solstices equinoxes precession our Moon phases of our Moon eclipses what did ancient civilizations know? What did ancient civilizations not know and try to explain? Chapter 3 scientific thinking what ancient civilizations build to study
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Unformatted text preview: and what did they study what are the famous astronomy people? What are the famous astronomy people known for? Kepler's 3 Laws science/nonscience/astronomy/astrology Occam's Razor Part I at a glance Chapter 4 Basic physics terms and motion Newton's Laws Conservation Laws Newton's version of Kepler's Laws Gravity orbital energy, gravitational encounters, atmospheric drag escape velocity Tides Why does the Moon always show the same face to the Earth? Chapter 5 what is light? What are the bands of electromagnetic radiation? Wave properties of light Particle properties of light many forms of light? Matter, atomic structure, elements of periodic table, isotopes Light and matter interaction Three types of Spectra Kirchoff's Three Laws...
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