Astro100_mt2_review

Astro100_mt2_review - Midterm 1(Black-body curve Wien’s...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Astronomy 100: The Universe, Fall 208, N. Katz Review for the 2nd midterm exam DISCLAIMER: The purpose of these notes is to assist you in the preparation of the second midterm exam. The finger is pointed to the most essential material. However, these notes alone cannot list all essential material. I still very strongly recommend to look at the sample exams available on blackboard! I. EARTH, AND MOON The second Midterm will stop at, and include chapter 8 on the Moon. Consult the general overview of the solar system (Sections 6.3,6.4). Because although I will not ask you the specifics on the individual planets (like atmosphere and composition) except for the earth, I could ask questions like what are the names of the planets or which ones are terrestrial planets, or where is the asteroid belt, etc. II. PHYSICS Some will probably still not like it, but the 2nd Midterm again tests some basic physics. Just some. First: the more advanced things about radiation that we had not covered in
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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?...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern