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Unformatted text preview: retrograde motion orbital geometry Keplers laws of planetary motion: 1. orbits are conic sections 2. equal areas in equal times / angular momentum 3. P 2 a 3 universality of Keplers laws Newtons laws of motion: 1 1. inertia 2. F = ma 3. action/reaction Newtons law of gravity: F = Gm 1 m 2 /r 2 circular motion, orbits tidal forces Chapter 5: The Nature of Light light is electromagnetic radiation hot things glow color temperature emission line and absorption line spectra atomic structure spectral lines composition of a gas Doppler eect Chapter 6: Optics and Telescopes refracting and reecting telescopes angular resolution: diraction, atmospheric blurring observing at dierent wavelengths telescopes in space 2...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course PHYSICS 109 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08