# Radiation astromathematics problems

This **radiation astromathematics problem set** is a series of mathematical problems that use dimensions.

## Notations

[edit | edit source]**Notation**: let the symbol indicate the Earth's radius.

**Notation**: let the symbol indicate the radius of Jupiter.

**Notation**: let the symbol indicate the solar radius.

## Problem 1

[edit | edit source]Then,

- what is the value of F
_{J}? - if
*R*_{J}has 5 significant digits and*R*_{⊙}has 6, how many significant digits should*F*_{J}have? - if the angular size of the Sun (equatorial) is 32.7', what would be the angular size of Jupiter if it were the same distance from the Earth as the Sun?
- let
*R*_{S}(equatorial) represent the equatorial radius of Saturn, what is the value of*F*_{S}? - if
*R*_{S}has 5 significant digits and*R*_{⊙}has 6, how many significant digits should*F*_{S}have? - what would be the angular size of Saturn if it were the same distance from the Earth as the Sun?
- let
*R*_{U}(equatorial) be the equatorial radius of Uranus, what is the value of*F*_{U}? - if
*R*_{U}has 5 significant digits and*R*_{⊙}has 6, how many significant digits should*F*_{U}have? - what would be the angular size of Uranus if it were the same distance from the Earth as the Sun?
- let
*R*_{N}(equatorial) be the equatorial radius of Neptune, what is the value of*F*_{N}? - if
*R*_{N}has 5 significant digits and*R*_{⊙}has 6, how many significant digits should*F*_{N}have? - what would be the angular size of Neptune if it were the same distance from the Earth as the Sun?
- using the equatorial radii of the four gas giants (J, S, U, and N), if these four giants combined to form one approximately spherical object (T), without loss of matter and assuming each has the same particle density, what are the values of
*R*_{T}and*F*_{T}? - if the object (T) is the same distance from the Earth as the Sun, what is its angular size?

## Problem 2

[edit | edit source]- what is the density of the Sun in g/cm
^{3}? - if the standard atomic weight of hydrogen is 1.008 and there are 6.022 x 10
^{23}hydrogen atoms in one gram of monatomic hydrogen, how many molecules of H_{2}are there in 1 gram of the diatomic gas? - if 1
*L*(liter) is 10^{-3}m^{3}, how many cm^{3}is 1*L*? - if each of the classical planets is only made of diatomic hydrogen gas, how many particles of diatomic hydrogen are within each astronomical object, using the radii from problem 1?
- how many diatomic hydrogen particles are in T?
- using
*R*_{T}, what is the H_{2}particle density of T, ρ_{T,H2}, in number of particles cm^{-3}?

## Problem 3

[edit | edit source]Using the density of H_{2} gas at 0°C and 101.325 kPa,

- calculate the H
_{2}particle density for this pressure, - if the particle density scales with the inverse of the pressure, at what pressure would T have the same particle density as H
_{2}gas at 0°C and 101.325 kPa? - using the density of the Sun in g/cm
^{3}calculated in Problem 2, what is the H_{2}particle density for the Sun? - if the particle density scales with the inverse of the pressure, at what pressure would the Sun have the same particle density as H
_{2}gas at 0°C and 101.325 kPa? - what would
*R*_{T}have to be so that T has the same H_{2}particle density as the Sun?

## Problem 4

[edit | edit source]T_{J} = 165 K

T_{S} = 135 K

T_{U} = 76 K

T_{N} = 72 K

Let the particle density scale approximately with temperature in kelvin. For example, 0°C equals 273.15 K. As the temperature increases for the same volume, the particle density remains constant but the pressure increases. In order for the temperature to have an effect, let the volume increase as the temperature increases.

- the effective surface temperature of the Sun is 5778 K, use the H
_{2}particle density and the above temperatures to calculate the radii when these temperatures are increased to the surface temperature of the Sun. - use the new radii for the gas giants to combine them into a T', what is
*R*_{T'}? - using
*R*_{T'}, what is its particle density and*F*_{T'}? - if the object T' is at the same distance from the Earth as the Sun, what is its angular size?

## Problem 5

[edit | edit source]As temperature increases in an astronomical object composed of H_{2}, the molecules begin to dissociate.

"At a temperature of 8000 K, hydrogen gas is 99.99 percent monatomic."^{[1]}

where is an initial concentration [H] at low temperatures as partial particle density, is the dissociation energy 4.52 eV, k is Boltzmann's contant (8.6173324(78)×10^{−5} eV K^{-1}), and T is temperature in K.

Using

- what is the concentration of H ([H]) at T = 8000 K?
- what is [H] at T = 800 K?
- at what temperature is [H] = 1?
- what is [H] at T = 5778 K?

## Hypotheses

[edit | edit source]- The change in mathematics to go from mathematical astronomy to radiation astronomy/Mathematics involves the mathematics of radiation.

## See also

[edit | edit source]- Angular momentum and energy
- Column densities
- Cosmic circuits
- Energy phantoms
- Furlongs per fortnight
- Planck's equation
- Radiation astronomy/Problem set
- Radiation dosage
- Radiation astromathematics problems
- Radiation mathematics
- Spectrographs
- Star jumping
- Synchrotron radiation
- Telescopes and cameras
- Unknown coordinate systems
- Unusual units
- Vectors and coordinates

## References

[edit | edit source]- ↑ Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca (May 1, 2007).
*Physics for Scientists and Engineers*. Macmillan. pp. 1172. ISBN 142920124X. http://books.google.com/books?id=AttDBYgLeZkC&pg=PA614&lpg=PA614&source=bl&ots=mDyTt5SY03&sig=-IdefwfOk591NKKnKm2iPsorRxo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XkPGUs6UCdDqkAeeuYF4&ved=0CDAQ6AEwBA. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

## External links

[edit | edit source]- International Astronomical Union
- NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database - NED
- NASA's National Space Science Data Center
- Office of Scientific & Technical Information
- The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
- Scirus for scientific information only advanced search
- SDSS Quick Look tool: SkyServer
- SIMBAD Astronomical Database
- SIMBAD Web interface, Harvard alternate
- Spacecraft Query at NASA
- Universal coordinate converter

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