Final Study Guide In Depth Notes
1. Radial Velocity (Doppler Shift), Transit, Direct Imaging
2. Radial Velocity, in 1995
3. The Kepler Mission uses the transit method, where the whole system will dim and then
go back to the same intensity; Kepler has to s
1. Newton used the sun as a falling object to verify his inverse square law. He knew that all objects
fall at the same rate, thus, the gravitational force between two objects is directly proportional to the product of their masses. For example, if two obj
1. Yes, the data points that we obtained through experiment do follow a consistent
curve. Though there still exists variation but all of them follow a downward trend
as distance from the light source increased.
2. Comparing the data points and
Study questions (Don't turn in your answers to these questions.
Use them to help you study):
What is the relationship between hypothesis and theory in Science? Why is it exciting for an experiment to yield a surprising or even contradictory result?
Week 4 Review Questions
1. What are the age of the Sun, the Universe?
The Sun is 4.60.04 Billion years old, and the universe is 13.7980.037 billion years
2. If protons repulse each other due to the electromagnetic force, how can they be bound
GE70: Evolution of the Cosmos Midterm 1 Review Questions
1. What is the relationship between hypothesis and theory in Science?
o Hypothesis = suggested explanation for an observed phenomenon/reasoned prediction
concerning multiple observed phenomenon, whi
Lab 1: Basic Statistics 1. What is your hypothesis about differences in height and hand length between the sexes? My hypothesis between the height and hand length between the sexes is men will tend to have a greater height and hand length than women. As t
Suchun (Annie) Shi
GE cluster 70A
Dis 1F- M. Lawson
20 November 2013
Week 5 Lab
1. (a) The other galaxies are moving outward relative to milky way
(b) No, the galaxies do not move at the same amount between the image and the
Week 6 Review Questions
1. What is a protoplanetary disk? Why do their existence support our models of
solar system formation?
A protoplanetary disk is a rotating disk of dense gas collapsing under gravity,
surrounding a newly formed star. The conservatio
Read pages 9-15 of A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson. (You may
stop reading at the paragraph break on the top of page 15.)
Please type your responses and turn them in during class o
Week 8 Review Questions
1. How can the age of a lunar basalt be determined? What does the age mean?
Argon and Potassium radioactive dating.
2. What are two differences between the lunar maria and the highlands?
The Maria are denser and smoother, indicatin
Week 9 Review Questions
1. What are four methods used to find other planetary systems?
Doppler or Radial Velocity Method (1995)
Eclipse or Transit Method (1999)
Gravitational microlensing (2004)
Direct Imaging (2008)
2. Which method in the mid-1990s fou
pa r k m y s t e r i e s
By Scott Kirkwood
rushing at the Earth at millions of miles an
hour. As hard as it is to conceive, this mass
of protons and neutrons stripped from hydrogen and helium atoms weigh nearly as
much as a small mountain. And when that
Butterflies are perhaps the most intriguing and beautiful insects known to mankind. They are
highly visible and can be spotted and recognised from further away than any other insect (Eisner
2008). Their wings are the things of fairytales, and stories of t
GE70 - Week 6:
Examination of Meteorites
Name_ Id#_ Section: _
Summary: Meteorites are extraterrestrial fragments of rock or metal that collide with the Earth
and survive to reach the surface. In transit through the atmosphere they glow brightly due to
GE 70A: Evolution of the Cosmos and Life
WEEK 10 LAB - LABORATORY/DISCUSSION WORKSHEET
Earth's Motion and the Tides
Part 1: The Celestial Sphere
Familiarize yourself with the equatorial coordinate system that astronomers use to describ
Xiaoyan Bao (Corinne)
GE cluster 70A dis 1C
1. The data points follow a similar quadratic curve.
2. The air in the room; reflective surface; People walking around may cause shadows and affect
the intensity; Light of other groups bulbs.
3. As the in
Reading Questions for A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking: Chapter 4 The
Please type your answers and turn them in at the beginning of class on Monday,
1. How d
GE Clst 70A dis1C
Writing Assignment 2
1. Scientist has already discovered that Flight is anteromotoric, being driven primarily by action of the
forewings. Meaning, with hinwings cut off, Lepidoptera can still fly. The question
Exercise 2 Guidance
Here is a general way to structure your paper. You do not need to follow it to a T, nor should you.
This is just: Guidance.
Remember, your paper is in essence going to be a literature review. A literature
review paper synthesizes the k
Read the article It All Began in Chaos from National Geographic Magazine, July
Please type your responses and turn them in during class on Monday, April 14.
The purpose of reading this article is t
Week 7 Review Questions
1. What are some compositional differences and similarities between the Earth
and its Moon?
The Moon has no core or a tiny core
The moons density is much lower than Earths (Earth : 5.5 g/cm 3, The
Moon : 3.3 g/cm3)
Week 10 Review Questions
1. Describe 3 modes of heat transport. Give examples of each.
Radiation How sunlight heats the Earth, with the transport of Photons.
Conduction Heat through metal.
Convection Fluid in Motion.
2. Where do earthquakes occur and w
Reading for section this week and questions
Quiz due before Thursday
Field trip signups start today $5 deposit, Saturday October 22nd
1. Speed of light is always consistent, it was measured for 20 years while physitsics t
What is the relationship between hypothesis and theory in Science?
A hypothesis is a possible answer to a scientific question based off of a set of observations, it is
testable and can be rep
Lecture 1- Introductions and what is Science?
Fron/ers in Astronomy & Physics
Quarks and Color Charge
Proper/es of Quarks
We know that in the Standard Model, quarks have electric charge.
This means that quarks can feel the e
Fron/ers in Astronomy & Physics
The Standard Model of Par/cle Physics
Par/cle Physics in the mid-1900s
During the 1930s 1970s, physicists began building the rst par/cle
HW 5 - Feynman Diagram Practice
Due in class April 28, 2014
(1) What is meant by saying that a particle "decays"? Can a photon decay? Can
an electron decay? Explain your answer.
(2) What force particle (gluons, photons, W, or Z) is responsible for particl
GE70 Seminar #7 Frontiers in Astronomy and Physics
Planetarium Show - Extra Credit
Shows occur weekly at the UCLA Planetarium on Wednesday evenings from 8pm-9pm.
The planetarium is located on the 8th floor (roof)
1. From the research, there is a new term that comes up; it is called the
interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF). The research states that IMF will
interact the Earths magnetic field.
2. On the UCLA website, it states that the solar activ