History of Astronomy and
Fundamentals of Astronomy &
Physics
Read Chapters
1 & 2 in Text
Astronomy is a science of superlatives
Biggest
Smallest
Hottest
Coldest
Fastest
Furthest
1
2
SPACE IS
REALLY BIG!
Of course this is only a
teeny, tiny corner of
space
The EM Spectrum - Light as a Particle
Read Chapters 3, 4
& 5 in the Text.
Light is a phenomenon with many bizarre and unique properties.
Some aspects of light can be best understood if it is thought of as being
composed of infinitesimally small particles
Statistics 217 Winter 2016 Final Exam Formula Sheet
I: Singe Population Inference: , p.
X 0
Zcalc =
Tcalc =
n
= P (Reject H0 |H0 is true)
X o
pb po
Zcalc = q
s
n
po (1po )
n
= P (Fail to Reject H0 |H0 is false)
II: Two Population Inference: 1 to 2 ; 12
Formulae
distance(pc) =
P 2 = a3
3
P2 =
a
M
1
parallax(")
baseline
parallax
=
2distance
360
real diameter angular diameter
=
2distance
360
V2
Mm
GM
F = ma = m
= G 2 Vorbit =
R
R
R
2.898 103
max (m) =
T(K)
c =
E = h
Vescape =
K = 273+!C
Constants
Mass of
Astronomy 209
Astronomy called oldest science
- Its origins can go back to the first agricultural societies that studied the
heavens to keep track of the seasons and harvest times
- Had huge scientific role in science revolution
- Is a science focused on
African Geography
Basement: geological formations from Precambrian and Palaeozoic
Mesozoic typically comprises marine sediments such as limestones; some of
which are currently in terrestrial domains and support caves.
Cenozoic Tertiary and Quaternary
Rift
Science 403: Science in Society
Course Introduction
Lead Instructor: Gwendolyn Blue
Teaching assistants: Sarah Cole
Victoria Lukasik
THE SO WHAT OF THIS COURSE
Reflect on the role of science in
contemporary society through an
examination of science-based
Normal Distribution Examples
1. The length of life (in years) of a personal computer is approximately normally distributed
with a mean of 2.9 years and a variance of 1.96 years.
Let X represent the life length of the computer. The fraction of computers la