Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation - ScientificNotation

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Scientific Notation To express numbers over a large range (like those describing distances in the solar  system), we use scientific notation (powers of 10). 1.62 x 10 5  = 162,000 . ..............  10 5  means move decimal point 5 places to right 1.62 x 10 -5  = 0.0000162 . ..........  10 -5  means move decimal point 5 places to left A Scientific Notation exercise is available at:  http://janus.astro.umd.edu/astro/scinote.html Observing from Earth Stars seen in the Northern Hemisphere are NOT the same as those seen in the  Southern Hemisphere.   Here is another picture showing visibility of stars in the Northern Hemisphere:  http://www.stark.kent.edu/~aheinrich/chaprev/celrot01.htm Constellations definition: groups of stars that people associate names with See Figure 1.3 and see if you can see the names in the stars ! Here is a link to the  figure. 12 constellations along the zodiac ("zodiac" = "zoo")

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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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