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Exam 1 Review Sheet

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Exam 1 Review Sheet AST 100

Michael Leone
SUNY Oswego

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Both the lecture notes and the textbook reading notes up to Exam 1.
Kenneth Eric Mauser (P)
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Date Created: 03/16/16
Michael Leone Exam 1 Cheat Sheet AST 100 TEXTBOOK Ch. 1-4, 7, 8 Chapter 1  Rotation – Spin  Orbit – Revolution  Earth > Milky Way > Local Group > Local Supercluster > Universe  Universe began with the Big Bang.  Ecliptic Plane – The plane of Earth’s orbit around the Sun.  Axis tilt – The amount by which a planet’s axis is tilted with respect to a line perpendicular to the ecliptic plane.  Doppler Effect/Shifts – The effect that shifts the wavelengths of spectral features in objects that are moving toward or away from the observer.  Copernican Revolution – Showed us that geocentric theory is false. Chapter 2  Celestial Equator – Projection of Earth’s equator in space.  Angular Size – Of an object is the angle it appears to span in your field of view.  Local Sky – The sky seen from where you are.  The altitude of the celestial pole in your sky is equal to your latitude.  Longitude vs. Latitude  Zodiac – Constellations along the ecliptic.  Summer and Winter solstice, Spring and Fall equinox.  Precession – A gradual wobble that alters the orientation of Earth’s axis in space.  Lunar Phases – The Moon’s appearance in our sky changes as it’s position relative to the Sun changes.  Synchronous Rotation – The rotation of an object that always shows the same face to an object that it is orbiting because its rotation period and orbital period are equal.  Node – Two points in each orbit at which the Moon crosses the surface.  Umbra – Sunlight is completely blocked.  Penumbra – Sunlight is only partially blocked.  Apparent Retrograde Motion – The apparent motion of a planet during the period of a few weeks or months when it moves westward relative to the stars in our sky.  Stellar Parallax – Objects seem to “jump.” Michael Leone Exam 1 Cheat Sheet AST 100 Chapter 3  Archaeoastronomy – Study of archaeology and astronomy.  Scientific Model  Geocentric – Earth centered.  Ptolemaic Model – One form of a geocentric model.  Tyco Brahe – Danish astronomer, begged Kepler at his death bed to finish his work.  Aphelion – Point in orbit when FARTHEST from Sun.  Perihelion – Point in orbit when CLOSEST to Sun.  Foci – 2 focus points in an ellipse.  Eccentricity – Describes how much an ellipse is stretched out compared to a perfect circle.  Pseudoscience – False science. Chapter 4  Speed – How far in a certain time.  Velocity – Speed and direction.  Acceleration – Change in velocity (UP OR DOWN).  Acceleration of Gravity – Acceleration of a falling object (g).  Momentum – Mass x Velocity  Net force – Overall/total force.  Torque – Type of force that can change an object’s angular momentum.  Mass – Amount of “stuff” of an object.  Weight – How much gravity is being enacted on you.  Free-Fall – Falling without any resistance.  Kinetic Energy – Energy of motion.  Potential Energy – Stored energy.  Radiative Energy – Energy carried by light.  Thermal Energy – The collective kinetic energy of the many individual particles.  Escape Velocity – An object with escape velocity has enough orbital energy to escape Earth completely (40,000 km/hr). Chapter 7  All information in Chapter 7 is found in Lecture 7. Chapter 8  Solar Nebula – Interstellar cloud of gas from the beginning of our solar system. o Heating, Spinning, and Flattening of the Solar Nebula.  Hydrogen is the #1 most abundant gas in beginning, Helium is #2.  Accretion – Process by which small “seeds” grew into planets. Michael Leone Exam 1 Cheat Sheet AST 100  Planetesimals – Pieces of planet.  Solar Wind – Stream of charged particles continually blown outward in all directions from the Sun.  Heavy Bombardment LECTURES 1 - 7 Lecture #1  Defining Astronomy: science that deals with the material universe beyond Earth's atmosphere  Scientific Method: systematic observation, measurement and experiment and the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses.  Scientific Notation: exponents  Scales and units of the Universe: meters, km, AU, Lyr, mass, L (luminosity) Lecture #2  Prehistoric Astronomy: demarcation of time, religious significance, navigation/location, signs and portents, sentience/curiosity  Celestial Sphere: imaginary sphere of the night sky where celestial bodies appear to exist and move  Daily Motion/~15⁰/hr  Yearly Motion=~1⁰/day  Zenith, Horizon and Meridian  Geocentric: `Earth centered'  Angular Size; minutes, seconds;  Constellations: group of stars in a region of the celestial sphere to which names have been given  Asterisms: a group of stars, which may be part of one or more constellations  Right Ascension(RA): angle east of the Sun's apparent position on the March Equinox  Declination(Dec.): angle of celestial object above or below celestial equator, measured in positive notation (above) and negative notation (below)  Solstices and Equinoxes: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Lecture #3  Cycles of Time; seconds, minutes, hours; days, months, years Michael Leone Exam 1 Cheat Sheet AST 100  Sidereal Time: one revolution of a star’s position in the night sky; ~23h56m  Lunar Time; orbit of Earth ~29.53d; lunar sidereal time ~27d  Lunar Phases: a cycle of phases divided into two groups (waxing and waning)  Lunar Orbital period = Lunar Rotational Period (same side faces Earth all the time)  Lunar Eclipses: Earth's shadow on the Moon, in part or in whole; only during Full Moon phase, 2 kinds called Partial or Total; Earth's double shadow (umbra and penumbra)  Solar Eclipses: Moon comes between a location of Earth and the Sun; unique in the Solar system as Suns angular diameter = Moons angular diameter (½ degree); New Moon phase only; Total, Partial and Annular  Seasons: direct result of Earth's 23.5 degree axial title to its orbital plane Lecture #4  Aristotle: 2 realms (Earth and Heavens)  Aristarchus: Determined relative sizes of Earth, Sun and Moon; used Small Angle Equation (W = θd/57.3).  Eratosthenes: determined true size of Earth ; presumed all rays from Sun were parallel  Ptolemy; `nested spheres' theory; epicycles to explain retrograde motion  Geocentric Model; Earth centered, Sun, Moon and planets drift against a fixed pattern of stars  Galileo: observations refuted geocentric model; sunspots, mountains on Moon, phases of Venus, Moons of Jupiter  Heliocentric Model: Sun at center; all planets revolve around the Sun; Moon revolves around Earth; stars fixed at great distance  Kepler's 3 Laws of Planetary Motion: (1) planetary orbits are ellipses around the Sun; (2) Equal area in equal time in planet orbits (3) fixed ratio of all planetary orbits between square of period and cube of semi- major axis (p2=a3) Lecture # 5  mass: amount of matter in an object  velocity: an objects speed and direction  acceleration: any change in velocity with time  Newton's 1st Law of Motion: velocity of object is unchanged unless acted upon by a net external force Michael Leone Exam 1 Cheat Sheet AST 100  Newton's 2 ndLaw of Motion: f=ma, where F is net force, m is mass and a is acceleration  Newton's 3 Law of Motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (F=-F)  Newtons Law of Gravity: F=Gm1m2/R2, where F is the force of gravity. G is gravitational constant, m1 is mass of object 1, m2 is mass of object 2 and R is the distance between objects  Weight of an object can change, its mass cannot (unless acted upon)  Negating atmospheric effects, objects falling toward an object have equal accelerations Lecture # 6  Orbits; an object orbits another object when its velocity equals its centripetal acceleration (Pv=Pca)  Gravitational Tidal Force: differences in force exerted across an object  Earth/Moon Tides: Neap and Spring  Tidal Force Effects in the Solar System: Moon/Earth orbit resonance, ocean tides, Earth day getting longer, rings of outer planets, heating of Jupiter and Saturn moons  Dichotomy of planets: rocky, solid inner planets (terrestrial), large, gaseous outer planets (Jovian), MVEMJSUN  Origin of the Solar System:, collapsing spinning cloud of gas and dust, flattening of cloud  Exceptions: Venus spins clockwise, Uranus spins `side-ways' Lecture # 7  Comets: nucleus, ion tail, dust/debris tail, coma, H-envelope  Ion tail always points away from Sun  Dust/debris tail is a function of the comets orbit  Comet nucleus contains H2O and CO2 ice, gases, ammonia, `dirt', carbon molecules/compounds  Long period Comets: >200 years, originate in the Oort Cloud  Short Period Comets: <200 years, originate from the Kupier Belt  Meteors: dust/debris left by a comet pulled in by Earth's gravity  Meteoroid: object in space  Meteor: streak of light seen when a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere  Meteorite: surviving remains of a meteor on Earth's surface  Types of Meteors: Iron, Silicated, Stony-Iron, and Stone  Asteroids: metallic, rocky bodies with no atmospheres orbiting Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter  Types of Asteroids: Carbonaceous, Silicates and Metalics Michael Leone Exam 1 Cheat Sheet AST 100


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