Lecture05 - Candidates Science Positions Barak Obama Invest...

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Candidate’s Science Positions Barak Obama “Invest in the Sciences: Barack Obama supports doubling federal funding for basic research, changing the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.” Hillary Clinton “Increase the basic research budgets 50% over 10 years at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, and the Defense Department. Increase research focus on the physical sciences and engineering. Restore integrity to science policy. Triple the number of NSF fellowships and increase the size of each award by 33 percent.”
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Candidate’s Science Positions • Mitt Romney “Strengthen Education. Emphasize math and science, while promoting innovative approaches” “Establish Strict Spending Limits. Veto domestic nondefense discretionary appropriations that increase spending by more than inflation minus one percent.” • John McCain “John McCain is a strong supporter of NASA and the space program. He is proud to have sponsored legislation authorizing funding consistent with the President's vision for the space program, which includes a return of astronauts to the Moon in preparation for a manned mission to Mars.” • Mike Huckabee No statement on science and technology or higher education. • Ron Paul No statement on science and technology or higher education.
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Mock Primary - Democratic If the primary election were held today, for whom would you vote? A. Barak Obama B. Hillary Clinton
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Mock Primary - Republican If the primary election were held today, for whom would you vote? A. John McCain B. Mitt Romney C. Mike Huckabee D. Ron Paul
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Previous Lecture – Stellar Spectra • Doppler effect: δλ / λ = v / c approaching – blue shift; receding – red shift fundamental velocity-measuring tool • photon energy: E = h f = h c / λ • atomic structure and energy levels – photon absorption and emission • stellar spectral classification: OBAFGKM – based on absorption lines – related to temperature
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Quiz Question 1 You are given a ticket for running a red light on College Avenue. You tell the judge that because of the Doppler
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