Lab 10
Telescope and Observation
Objective:
1) Understand the principal of telescope
2) Study the night sky.
Equipment:
http:/astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/telescopes/telescope10.html
SkyGazer software
Quadrant
Binoculars or Telescopes if possible.
Section 4.8
Applications of Trigonometric
Functions
Solving Right Triangles
Example
Find the height of the tower given that it is 150 feet
from the line of sight of the individual who is looking up
at the top of the tower at a 60 degree angle.
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Section 2.2
Quadratic Functions
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
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Parabolas f ( x) ax bx c
Vertex
Minimum
Maximum
Axis of symmetry
y
y
x
x
Quadratic functions are any function of the form
f(x)=ax 2 +bx+c where a 0, and a,b and
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Section 5.3
Double-Angle, Power-Reducing,
and Half-Angle Formulas
Double-Angle Formulas
Example
3
If sin = and lies in Quadrant II, find the exact
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value of each of the following.
a. sin 2
b. cos 2
c. tan 2
Example
Verify the identity: sin 4x = 4 sin x c
Lab 9
Planetary Geology
Objective:
1) Understand the geological activities that shape the planets surface
2) Take a geology tour of our solar system.
Equipment:
www.masteringastronomy web site
How to do the Lab:
1. Down load the lab in the study module on
Lab 4
Part 1
1. Zenith is the point directly overhead, which has an altitude of 90 degrees.
2. Meridian is a half-circle extending from your horizon due south, through your zenith, to
your horizon due north.
3. Azimuth is the angle from due north along th
Lab 3
Part 1
1.
A. A moon day is equivalent to 29.5 Earth days.
B. If you are on the moon you wont see phases of the Earth because you will
constantly see the Earth no matter if its day or night on the moon.
2.
C. Neil Armstrong was the first on the moon
Lab 2
Part 1
1. I chose to use a marble for earth. I chose a tennis ball for Jupiter.
The sun is 109.75 times the diameter of Earth.
Venus is .95 times the diameter of the Earth.
Jupiter is 11.19 times the diameter of the Earth.
2. Earth is 2.62 times the
Lab 8
1. Flat plane, ellipses
2. They are usually parabolic; unless they get close to Jupiter then they will make regular
returns from then on.
3. The gravitational pull from Jupiter pulled it off its parabolic orbit to where it began a new
orbit around J