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ASTR 1010 Introductory Astronomy: Solar System Review Sheet for Mid-Term 1 – Wednesday Sept. 19 th in class 9-9.50am Exam will be multiple-choice – similar to the in-class clicker questions. BRING: Pencil, eraser, 1 sheet (2-sides, 8.5” x 11”) of notes – calculator optional. Reading from Cosmic Perspectives (Bennett et al.) 4 th edition. By Mid-Term 1 – Sept 25 th - Pages 1-85 (57-64 optional) Additional resources: Class notes – see “Notes” on CULearn Homeworks eHW1, pHW2, eHW3 Lab work – Motions of the Sun, Motion of the Moon, Kepler’s Laws Mastering Astronomy: Tutorials on the following topics… Scales of the Universe Seasons Eclipses Phases of the Moon Orbits and Kepler’s Laws Interactive figures – particularly useful for motions in the sky Topics: Chapter 1 Parts of the universe – local supercluster, local group, milky way galaxy, solar system – Fig 1.1 Basic objects (definitions) – p4, Fig 1.13, Fig 1.17
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Unformatted text preview: Scientific notation, significant figures – pp11, 13, eHW2, Appendix C Chapter 2 Celestial Motions – celestial pole/equator, ecliptic, longitude/latitude, zenith, meridian, altitude Angular size – fig 2.7 Daily motions – figs 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.13, S1.1 Annual motions – figs 2.14, 2.15, 2.17, S1.8, S1.11, S1.12, S1.18, S1.19, S1.20, S1.21, S1.22 Precession – Fig 2.20 Lunar motions – fig 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.24, 2.25 Motions of the planets – Figs 2.32, 2.33, Parallax - 2.34 Chapter 3 Eratosthenes – measurement of the size of the Earth – page 67 Apparent retrograde motion of the planets Copernican Revolution – Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo – not details of life, dates, etc – but what contributions they made to astronomy Kepler’s 3 Laws of Planetary Motion – ellipses, eccentricity, focus, faster/slower, P 2 =a 3 where P is planetary orbital period in years and a is semi-major axis in AU....
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