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Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach 7th Edition

Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach (7th Edition)

Book Edition7th Edition
Author(s)Bennett, Briggs
ISBN9780134705187
PublisherPearson Higher Education
SubjectMath

Chapter 10, Section 10A, Activity: Eyes in the Sky, Exercise 1

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The angular separation of two objects that are at a fixed distance from each other decreases as the distance of the telescope from the pair of objects increases.

Explanation

  • Normally a telescope operates from a larger distance than the human eye can see. 
  • Telescopes capture images of earth from space from a distance of more than 500 kilometers.
  • The angular separation of two objects that are at a fixed distance from each other decreases as the distance of the telescope from the pair of objects increases. 
  • The more the distance of the telescope from the objects the angular separation is lessened in amount.
  • The telescopes with high angular resolution only can detect two different objects from space. 
  • To maximize the observable details of an object, the telescope with larger angular resolution is better.

Verified Answer

  • To maximize the observable details of an object, the telescope with larger angular resolution is better.
  • The angular separation of two objects that are at a fixed distance from each other decreases as the distance of the telescope from the pair of objects increases. 
  • The telescopes with high angular resolution only can detect two different objects from space.
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