2008 SPS1010 MT1 solution

2008 SPS1010 MT1 solution - NAME 2% STUDENT# SPS 1010...

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Unformatted text preview: NAME 2% STUDENT# SPS 1010 INTRO. ASTRONOMY EXAM #1 14 February 2008, Dr. Oswalt This L§ an OPEN BOOK EXAM— butfl COLLABORA TIONS ARE ALLOWED DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO”! Description of an astronomer: “His knee should bend and his neck should curl, His back should twist and his face should scowl, One eye should squint, and the other protrude, And this should be his customary attitude" —c. 1930, Wins/ow Upton Harvard College Observatory (with due apologies for (he sexist Vicron‘an (one!) if grim N2:- ' » mu: m l; -. ‘ QUE-BTWNE? .- Raw Score m /100 Scale Score 7/.“ /100 3—H? /|/ : {2 if fl”? Est. Grade 3’0 '57:! lb“ (retln Foster and now that Jerk Cummings has truancy evaporated! ._ I tell you. [‘11. Goodmn‘ without I doubt, I'm looking a: an authentic fullsflcdged wlihlng myt" Page 2 I l. MATCHING (5 points each). Choose the most closely related word to each of “V the following people. Note that m answers are used twice. 1. A: Balmer )/H-alpha 2 E Copernicus B. Diffraction 3. 2 Einstein Scientific Method 4. (,5 Galileo Photoelectric Effect 6. (g Occam Synodic Period 7. Young Keep itsimple, dude! ll. SHORT ANSWER (5 points each). Answer each of the following questions in a sentence or two if your answer contains a sketch or equation be sure to label use and define all symbols used. A clear answer should require only the space provided, but feel free to use the back of this paper if necessary. 8. Why is astrology NOT a science? in!) m/m MAM Md (4) "W; ‘5" (’3 9. Approximately how wide is your thumbnail in meters? Roughly how many times bigger is the Earth? -2 \fl/7 fl/fl‘m. 5 M m: _» g 8’ Km I??? 71M” 7? (L :39? : 7t/0 rt .._ fl ,7 r m “73,3, (er/rm i 10. Where on the earth's surface would you never be able to s_ee the Big Dipper? “" M Zea _ 11. 12. 13. 14. .3. .0" 01.009693, ®0w> Page 3 From our experiment in class, what does the spectrum of NEON look like? What type of spectrum was this? What must be happening within the neon atoms to - 9 create this type of spectrum a, (l , {21 L6; arc/[73 EH7) W $17 W'JMQ/(tha G q“? Jupiter is currently a "morning star" that rises around 5 am. In the sketch at right, mark the Earth and Sun, and mark where Jupiter is located in its orbit right now. What would it look like in a telescope? W 6455M 4» What is an empirical lam/2 Give one example. (‘1\ fl/ggmfildj‘, WHMM Ger/o WW! 0x M3 .3 [m we»? mZZ Describe an experiment showing the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. ' ca ' €54” r M WAC/Mia“ “7/4”!” MM AL it 2: rimmé). J Aw 4121/ 1%»! =9 fax/Pf 1g: //u/ék MULTIPLE CHOICE (5 points each). Circle the letter of the most correct answer to each of the following questions. What is the sidereal period of the starship Enterprise orbiting 4 astronomical units from a 9 solar mass star? YOU DO NOT NEED A CALCULATOR! 4/9 year 2 g/Seyaerzr (M; tflé) P 5 a3 rag—J 3 6 24 Years 2 :: 3 : 57 l9 I" F 3 #- None of the above 9 P 4 ’V 3 :42 The wavelengths of spectrum lines emitted by a hot gas depend on the composition of the gas. random motions of the emitting atoms. pressure of the gas. number of atoms in the gas. “ None of the above Page 4 You are building a scale model of the solar system. If the Earth is to be roughly the size of a softball or grapefruit, how big and far away should the Sun be? about the size of a golf ball, and on the other side of the classroom. about the size of a soccer ball and as far away as New York City. about the size of a large hot air balloon and as far away as Miami. about the size of a beach ball, and as far away as Cocoa Beach. None of the above As seen from the earth, a planet moving in a smaller orbit than ours is best seen in a telescope when it is moving slowest in km/sec is close to the sun in the sky shows a crescent phase in a telescope is at opposition None of the above About what time of day will Venus set when at greatest eastern elongation? midnight 6:00 am. 6:00 pm. 9:00 pm. None of the above A space probe is accelerated out of the solar system. in deep space, away from all stars, the engine stops. The space probe slows down and comes to rest eventually. continues to accelerate in its original trajectory. cruises in a straight line at constant speed. slows down and eventually falls to Earth. None of the above BONUS QUESTION (5 points). What constellation is Mars in right now? How has it been moving in the sky the past several months? ...
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