Unformatted text preview: Midterm 1 (Black-body curve, Wien’s law, Stefan’s law, and the Doppler effect method) will be covered. Second: atoms and spectroscopy will be covered. Lots of this material is centered chapter 4. Also very important here is the astronomical importance of the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Know what and where (in space, for instance!?!) the various observational instruments dedicated to different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum are. Then, the basic reasons why and how one builds telescopes: optical ones first, but then also non-optical ones; most importantly, you should know the major distinctions between optical and radio telescopes. But also why and where one builds IR, UV, X-ray and gamma ray telescopes. And finally, you should know, as you can expect, the professor’s favorites: what are the astronomer’s speedometer, thermometer, and chemical analyzer, please?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2009 for the course ASTR 100Lxg taught by Professor Dappen during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07