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What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength o

What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength o


School: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Science
Course: Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Professor: Hector noriega-mendoza
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: astronomy, DopplerEffect, spectral, Lines, Photons, light, redshifted, and faunhofer
Cost: 50
Name: 10/11/16 Study Guide!
Description: Here's important information to know for the exam! There's terms that we've gone over in class, as well as concepts to remember.
Uploaded: 10/10/2016
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10/11/16 Exam Study Guide

What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of 300,000 kilometers?

Elem Astronomy-Solar System 1307

Professor Hector Noriega

Terms to know: 

1. Kepler’s First Law: Planets have elliptical orbits with the sun at one  focus.

2. Kepler’s Second Law: Planets speed up in their orbits as they  approach the sun, and slow down as they recede from it. (Planets carry out equal distance in equal time).

3. Kepler’s Third Law: A smaller orbit means it orbits around the sun in  a shorter amount of time. Mass does not matter.  

4. Eccentricity: The measure of how ovular an object is. (circular=less  eccentric; ovular=more eccentric)

5. The Four Conic Section: Resulted from cutting a cone at 4 different  angles (circle; ellipse; parabola; hyperbola)

How do you know if something is more or less eccentric?

6. Retrograde: the apparent backward motion of the planets caused by  the Earth passing them and creating the illusion of a planet moving  backwards.  

7. Light: 300 000 km/sec, has frequency, wavelength, energy, and is part of the spectrum of light.

8. Dark Matter: is nonvisible, does not reflect or radiate light, and is not  directly detectable.  

9. Law of Refraction: When light passes from one medium to another  with a different density, light is bent, or refracted.  

10. Law of Reflection: Light will reflect off a surface at the same  angle it hit the surface.  

11. Photon: A particle of light

12. Duality of light: it is the wave-particle composition of light.  13. Spectrum of Light: All forms of light, including the visible light  spectrum. Ranges from: gamma rays (highest energy), x-rays, visible  light, microwaves, radio waves (least energy).

What are the four conic sections and how are they formed?

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14. Black Body: A perfect emitter of light.

15. Black Body Curve: it is the graph of an objects energy output in relation versus its wavelength, showing the peak emission and peak  wavelength. The graph allows us to see that temperature affects color  and luminosity.  Don't forget about the age old question of What is the ability of the nervous system to change and adapt throughout life?

16. Peak Emission: The highest point of the black body curve. If the point is higher on the graph it means it is bigger and brighter.

17. Peak Wavelength: It is the wavelength given off at the peak  emission of the black body curve. It is used to determine the color of  the star (Left means more blue; right means more red.)

18. Stefan-Boltzman Law: Luminosity depends on an objects  T

surface area (A), and its temperature  

19. Properties of Telescopes:  a. Light gathering power

b. Angular resolution (more detail) c. Magnification  

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20. Aperture: The diameter of a telescope

21. Convex Lenses: Curved pieces that allow for light to be  refracted and concentrated to a single point, but causes chromatic  aberration.  

22. Chromatic Aberration: A blurry image resulting from multiple  focus points created by using a curved lens to refract light.  23. Mirror Lenses: Curved mirrors that reflect light to create a clear image and avoided chromatic aberration. These are used by modern  telescopes.  Don't forget about the age old question of What is the smallest functional unit of force development control?
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24. Joseph Faunhofer: He identified dark lines in the solar  spectrum, which were named Faunhofer lines (absorption lines). These  black lines indicate trapped/absorbed light in the atmosphere.  

25. Spectral Lines: Used to identify elements in stars, because  each element gives off its own spectral line when excited.  26. NGT: New generation telescopes. The largest telescopes of  modern times.  Don't forget about the age old question of What does willingness to pay mean?

27. Adaptive optics: A system that adapts to rapid changes in  wave front by atmospheric turbulence. It can be controlled with  pistons.

28. Pistons: Computer controlled actuators.

29. Doppler Effect: A change of color in light due to its  approaching/receding movement. This causes blue-shift or redshift in  the spectral lines.  

30. Blue Shift: light waves are being compressed as an object  moves, which means it is approaching.

31. Red-Shift: light waves are being stretched as an object moves,  which means it is moving further away (receding).

Facts to know:  


∙ Is composed of particles and waves

∙ Light is finite, not infinite! It has a speed of 300,000 km/sec.  ∙ All light travels at the same speed (Gamma rays, visible light, radio  waves).

∙ Blue has the most energy and highest frequency in the VISIBLE  SPECTRUM, whereas red has the least energy and lowest frequency. ∙ It can be refracted (bent as it enters a new medium) or reflected off a surface (completely bounce off an object at its original angle).

∙ The bigger the star, the more energy it will emit which will thus make it  brighter (the bigger the brighter).

∙ Low frequency is accompanied with the longest wavelength

∙ High frequency is accompanied with the shortest wavelength Black Body Curve:

∙ There is a relationship between temperature, color, and luminosity. A  hot star will be blue (towards the left side of the graph) and a cool star  will be red (towards the right side of the graph).  

∙ The peak determines its luminosity and finds the temperature. The  higher the point is on the graph, then the brighter it is (the bigger the  star, the brighter it is).

Spectral Lines:

∙ Each element produces its own spectral line combination, making it  easier to determine the chemical composition of stars.

∙ The width of the lines indicates pressure conditions.  

o Thick lines = high pressure = dwarf stars

o Thin lines = low pressure = giant stars

∙ Stars: shows a continuous spectrum with dark lines.

∙ Galaxy: shows a complex spectrum with several dark lines produced  from millions of stars.  

∙ Nebula: dark background with few bright lines.

∙ Planets: Shows same spectrum from the sun with extra dark lines  produced from absorption in the planets’ atmosphere.  

Doppler Effect:

∙ Blue light has shorter wavelengths. As an object approaches, its  wavelength is compressed, creating shorter wavelength, which causes  it to become blue-shifted

∙ Red light has longer wavelengths. As an object moves further away, its  wavelength is stretched out longer, which causes it to become red shifted.

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