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Phy1060 (Astronomy)
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Syllabus -- Notes -- Pilot-- textbook -- Astronomy college course -- Phy1060/Old studyguide -- slides - wright.miraheze.org

Week 1[edit | edit source]

Later: Coriolis effect: https://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/ocean_education/TheOceanInMotion.pdf

1/15 (T) Link to textbook. Exponential notation.[edit | edit source]

  1. Textbook:We got to https://cnx.org/contents/LnN76Opl@17.1:bRq9BafY@8/Numbers-in-Astronomy
  2. Student Essay: exponential notation

1/16 (W) Chapter 1: A brief tour[edit | edit source]

  1. Slides 01: A brief tour
  2. https://cnx.org/contents/LnN76Opl@17.1:vJqc7PER@11/A-Conclusion-and-a-Beginning

1/17 (R) Chapter 2: Birth of Astronomy[edit | edit source]

  1. Slides 02: Nighttime sky - Birth of astronomy
  2. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/stargazers-corner/solar-eclipse-lab-sunny-day/

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Week 2[edit | edit source]

MLK off 1/21(M)

1/22 (T) Coriolis force[edit | edit source]

Coriolis force movie

1/23 (W) Slides: 3 Orbits and Gravity[edit | edit source]

w:Ptolemy's world map Ch 3 slides gravity

1/24 (R) Newton's dark secrets and intro to calculus[edit | edit source]

Newton's Dark Secrets: Slope of a parabola at x=0:

1/25 (F) Newton's dark secrets and exponential growth on a spreadsheet[edit | edit source]

Finish Newton and perhaps do exponential growth on a spreadsheet.

Week 3[edit | edit source]

1/28 (M) Ch4 Earth, Moon, and Sky[edit | edit source]

2/1 (F) Ch 5 Radiation and Spectra[edit | edit source]

Week 4[edit | edit source]

2/4 (M) Ch 6 Astronomical Instruments[edit | edit source]

2/5 (T) Ch7 Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System[edit | edit source]

2/8 (F) Strike ends[edit | edit source]

Week 5[edit | edit source]

2/12 (T) Chasing Pluto[edit | edit source]

2/13 (W) Chasing Pluto[edit | edit source]

2/14 (R): Chasing Pluto test[edit | edit source]

2/15 (15): Ch8 Earth as a Planet[edit | edit source]

Week 6[edit | edit source]

2/18 (M) Ch 9 Cratered Worlds[edit | edit source]

Got to page 13

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Week 7[edit | edit source]

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Chapter 19

Spring Break[edit | edit source]

No classes 3/4(M)-3/9(S)

Week 9[edit | edit source]

3/11 (M) Ch20 & Computers[edit | edit source]

3/12 (T)[edit | edit source]

I will allow contributions to the following Symposium to replace all or part your exam scores. If it replaces final exam, you must do work after the last day of class. Chapter 21

Symposium[edit | edit source]

  • Students interested in presenting a poster that presents new numerical questions using Python, Excel, Matlab are encouraged to submit a poster. I will help you with the details.Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 18:57, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • https://lake.wright.edu/research/research-symposium
  • The symposium will be held in Dicke Hall on Thursday April 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:30pm. * Refreshments will be provided.
  • If you would like to present at this year’s symposium please RSVP your project title, author names, and brief abstract to stephen.jacquemin@wright.edu by the end of the day on Monday March 25, 2019 for inclusion in the program.

3/13 (W)[edit | edit source]

3/14 (R) Quiz[edit | edit source]

Quiz:

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1 The Hayashi and Henyey tracks refer to how T Tauri of different masses will move

through an HR diagram as they die
through a cluster as they die
through a cluster as they are born
Two of these are true
through an HR diagram as they are born

2

How do low-mass stars change as they are born?
Birth of stars HR path tracks

Increasing temperature with no change in luminosity
Increasing luminosity with no change in temperature
Decreasing temperature and increasing luminosity
Decreasing temperature with no change in luminosity
Decreasing luminosity with no change in temperature

3 Stellar parallax is

an annual change in angular position of a star as seen from Earth
an astronomical object with known luminosity.
the total amount of energy emitted per unit time.
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from Earth
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from a distance of approximately 33 light-years

4 Luminosity is

an annual change in angular position of a star as seen from Earth
an astronomical object with known luminosity.
the total amount of energy emitted per unit time.
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from Earth
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from a distance of approximately 33 light-years

5 A standard candle is

an annual change in angular position of a star as seen from Earth
an astronomical object with known luminosity.
the total amount of energy emitted per unit time.
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from Earth
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from a distance of approximately 33 light-years

6 Absolute magnitude is

an annual change in angular position of a star as seen from Earth
an astronomical object with known luminosity.
the total amount of energy emitted per unit time.
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from Earth
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from a distance of approximately 33 light-years

7 Relative magnitude is

an annual change in angular position of a star as seen from Earth
an astronomical object with known luminosity.
the total amount of energy emitted per unit time.
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from Earth
a numerical measure of brightness as seen from a distance of approximately 33 light-years



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Week 10[edit | edit source]

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Chapter 23 death of stars


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Week 11[edit | edit source]

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Played with the two experiments: simultanaety and spray diagrams 2d

Week 12[edit | edit source]

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Week 13[edit | edit source]

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Lab: Drake's equation

  1. Make a sketch showing why N = RL where R is the rate of formation and L is the lifetime.
  2. Do an excel spreadsheet showing how f=f1f2f3 for two coins and one dice. Verify the approximation that the standard deviation of S is where N is the number of attempts, and S=Nf is the number of successes.

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Animated Hippopede of Eudoxus.gif
Eudoxus' Homocentric Spheres.png

https://physics.weber.edu/schroeder/ua/default.html w:Celestial_spheres and w:

Week 14[edit | edit source]

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This alleviates most of my skepticism about the black hole.

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https://phys.org/news/2019-04-variations-fogginess-universe-milestone-cosmic.html

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Week 15[edit | edit source]

Last day of classes is 4/27(S)

4/22 (M)[edit | edit source]

Discussed fina. See below.

4/23 (T)[edit | edit source]

w:Gridiron pendulum

4/24 (W)[edit | edit source]

black hole - Elsewhere - World line

nasa.gov

538

Large binocular telescope

Dyson sphere white dwarf

4/25 (R)[edit | edit source]

continue with above.

4/26 (F)[edit | edit source]

https://www.livescience.com/65300-hawking-black-hole-theory-unlikely.html

Astronomy_Final_Exam_2019[edit | edit source]

Takehome final exam for all, in class final for some

  1. Details will be announced on Wikiversity on Friday 26 April. These details will include what grade you will get if you don't take the final exam multiple choice test on Wednesday 1 May 1-3 pm. You will be informed by Pilot before Friday.
  2. Regardless of whether you take the final exam, you must submit 10-15 exam questions. This is required by all students, but not all students are required to take the final exam on Wednesday 1 May from 1-3pm.
  3. Attach a pdf, word, or excel document to an email to guy.vandegrift@wright.edu
  4. You are encouraged to include short explanations. If you have "poor" or unfinished questions already typed up, don't hesitate to include them as well.

4/29 (M)[edit | edit source]

2:00 PM deadline for submitting preliminary version of takehome. Email it to guy.vandegrift@wright.edu

4/30 (T)[edit | edit source]

I will be off-campus all day, but plan to email you with a tentative grade, with suggestions on how to improve it by either adding more questions, or taking the final exam.

5/1 (W)[edit | edit source]

Final exam is Monday 1 May for those who wish to take it. A study guide can be found at this link:

Wright_State_University_Lake_Campus/2019-1/Phy1060/Old_studyguide#FE_Monday_1_May_2019

5/2 (R)[edit | edit source]

I will be available for most of the day.

5/3 (F)[edit | edit source]

11:59 PM deadline for submitting final version of the takehome.