Empirical astronomy/Quiz

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Empirical astronomy is a lecture and an article about an approach to understanding astronomical phenomena. A portion of it is a mini-lecture empirical radiation astronomy for a quiz-section as part of the astronomy course on the principles of radiation astronomy.

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Quiz[edit]

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1 Yes or No, A list or catalog of the specific principles incorporated into the development of the various radiation astronomies may be helpful to students and researchers alike.

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2 True or False, It has recently been suggested by Cane et al. 2002 that a class of type III solar radio bursts, called type III-l, is reliably associated with intense solar energetic particle (SEP) events.

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3 Yes or No, Arguably, the first principle of radiation astronomy is that there is a sky and it is not impervious.

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4 True or False, An antiproton is a proton moving backward in time.

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5 Yes or No, It may be an axiom that "there is a sky". But, it is probably a postulate that the sky "is not impervious."

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6 As an analysis method NRA may be associated with which phenomena?

a concentration vs. depth distribution
charged particles in large clouds
target elements may undergo a nuclear reaction
projectile stopping power is unknown
proton elastic scattering
a nuclear method in materials science

7 Yes or No, Another early principle may be that outer space exists and it is not a perfect vacuum.

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8 Yes or No, It could be stated that space is only a manifestation of the ubiquity of electromagnetic radiation.

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9 Yes or No, "Radiation can be used as an approach to present astronomical observations and theory." is an empiricism.

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10 True or False, The only theory so far to describe how to produce solar flares is empirical.

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