Unformatted text preview: it is not important.- Radiation (light). Electromagnetic radiation = light. Light is a photon - has wave and particle properties. Each photon has a wavelength, and a speciFc energy. Understand what a wavelength is, how it relates to frequency, and how the energy is related to the wavelength. The change of the brightness of objects with the change of distance between the observer and object. The properties of glowing bodies at di±erent temperatures. A general idea why atoms emit/absorb at speciFc wavelengths, and how these are useful for astronomy. What the Doppler shift is.- What makes telescopes useful for astronomy. Why telescopes are located where they are. Advantages of telescopes in space.- The inventory of the solar system - what is in it and where it is. How the planets orbit around the Sun. The basic di±erences between the terrestial and giant planets. Usual reminder the material on the test was all covered in lecture. Look at the homework and old question....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ISP 205 taught by Professor Donahue during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08