Midterm 3 Review

Midterm 3 Review - November 12th, 2009 A st r ono my 100 R...

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November 12 th , 2009 Astronomy 100 Dr. Warner Review for the 3rd midterm exam DISCLAIMER: THESE NOTES SHOULD HELP FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE THIRD MIDTERM EXAM. THEY INDICATE HOW TO DISTINGUISH THE ESSENTIAL FROM THE LESS ESSENTIAL MATERIAL. HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE A COMPLETE LIST OF THE ESSENTIAL MATERIAL. CAVEAT EMPTOR. Material appropriate to midterms 1 and 2 will not be specifically examined on midterm 3, with the exceptions: (i) of earlier material that is relevant, or built upon in the chapters that we have studied since midterm 2, and (ii) of material in chapters 7 and 8 that is pertinent to the formation of the solar system and stars in general. Your best guide to what will be on the midterm is a combination of this sheet, the handout called Notes on Stars , the Stellar Evolution flow-chart, homework 3, the old midterm and, of course, your lecture notes. The Solar System: The Debris and other smaller stuff. Chapters 15. Definition of a planet and dwarf planet. Moons and their possible origins. Tidal effects: Synchronous orbits, ring systems, ring structure, orbital resonances. The Roche limit. Asteroids: what they are, where found, typical size and number. Kirkwood gaps. Icy planetesimals, Pluto, Charon, Triton and Plutinos. The definition of a planet and why Pluto isn’t one any more. The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt and the Oort Cloud: Location and layout, typical objects. Meteoroids (and what becomes of them): become familiar with the
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