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Unformatted text preview: several applications in astronomy will be given. This chapter uses several math concepts that are reviewed in the mathematics review appendix . If your math skills are rusty, study the mathematics review appendix and don't hesitate to ask your astronomy instructor for help. The vocabulary terms are in boldface . I include images of world atlases from different time periods in this chapter and the previous one as another way to illustrate the advances in our understanding of our world and the universe. Links to the sites from which the photographs came are embedded in the images. Select the picture to go to the site (will display in another window). Nova orbis tabula [De Wit 1688]. Select the image to go to the Hargrett Library at the Univ. of Georgia from which this picture came. Note the curved path of the Sun between the Tropic of Cancer (at latitude 23.5° N) and the Tropic of Capricorn (at latitude 23.5° S)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10