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Class Notes for PHY 113 at California Baptist University (CBU)

CBU, CAL BAPTISTPHY 113Kyle StewartSpring

PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Asteroid Belt, Axial Tilt, Htc Sense

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Any model for solar system formation must explain why: 1. The solar system is not a random assemblage of bits and pieces, but has a single origin. Plan
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PHY 113 Lecture 3: Astronomy Lecture Notes 3

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~500 b. c. , empedocles: light is produced within the eye and interacts with the light that objects give off. Aristotle argues that light doesn"t move
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Computer Simulation, Tidal Locking, Escape Velocity

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8. 9 evolutionary history of the moon and mercury. Distance between earth and moon has been measured to accuracy of a few centimeters using lasers. Vie
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Supernova Remnant, Active Optics, Square Kilometre Array

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Images can be formed through reflection or refraction. Modern telescopes are all reflectors: in other words, it"s much easier to make very large mirror
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Solar Wind, Continental Drift, Seismic Wave

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We sometimes think of the atmosphere as being very thick (after all it goes up for miles!) This video helps us keep it in perspective! http://www. yout
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Absorption Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy, Photon

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4. 3 the formation of spectral lines 4. 4 molecules. Emission lines: single frequencies emitted by particular atoms. Emission spectrum can be used to i
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Orbital Period, Occultation, Retrograde And Prograde Motion

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Uranus was discovered in 1781 by herschel; first planet to be discovered in more than 2000 years. He was charting faint stars and came across a curious
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: The Moons, Thunderstorm, Gravitational Field

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12. 3 saturn"s interior and magnetosphere 12. 4 saturn"s spectacular ring system 12. 5. Rotation: rapid and differential, enough to flatten saturn cons
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Solar Wind, Kuiper Belt, Aerogel

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Asteroids are quite small, and most have eccentric orbits in the asteroid belt between mars and jupiter. The inset shows ceres, the largest known aster
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Oort Cloud, Angular Diameter, Meteoroid

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Early astronomers knew moon, stars, mercury, venus, mars, jupiter, saturn, comets, and meteors. Now known: solar system has 166 moons, one star, eight
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Runaway Greenhouse Effect, Ishtar Terra, Solar Time

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Apparent brightness of venus varies, due to changes in phase and distance from earth. 9. 2 physical properties: radius: 6000 km roughly same as earth s
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PHY 113 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Christiaan Huygens, James Clerk Maxwell, Geometrical Optics

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11 Jun 2018
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It is light stimulates the eye, and it is this stimulation that allows people to see. Fifth century bc philosophers speculated that light was made up o
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