class03a - AST 309S The Solar System MWF 11-12 John Lacy...

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AST 309S The Solar System MWF 11-12 John Lacy RLM 16.332, M-F 12-12:30 471-1469 lacy@astro.as.utexas.edu Amanda Bayless Daniel Kagan RLM 16.312, Th 10-12 RLM 15.202A, W 3-5 471-3462 232-3923 baylessa@astro.as.utexas.edu kagan@astro.as.utexas.edu class website: www.as.utexas.edu courses AST 309S username: AST password: 309
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Topics from last week the names of the planets their order in distance from the Sun rough sizes of the planet compared to the Earth how the terrestrial and giant (or Jovian) planets differ definitions of mass, weight, volume, and density, and how these quantities are related to each other
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Reading for this week Chapter 2: The Internal Structure of the Terrestrial Planets Chapter 2 is long. You are doing fine if you have gotten half way through it or if you have skimmed it. In the future I will split long chapters into two reading assignments.
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Definitions Volume: how much space an object takes up you always multiply 3 numbers together to calculate volume: width x depth x height for a box ½ width x depth x height for a triangular box 4 π /3 radius x radius x radius for a sphere Mass: how much matter is in an object Weight: the force of gravity on an object two objects with the same mass will have the same weight
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