Class Notes for Astronomy at Syracuse University (SU)



SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Semi-Major And Semi-Minor Axes, Galilean Moons, Celestial Sphere

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28 Nov 2016
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The earth"s axis is not lined up with its orbital axis. Axis of rotation changes only very slowly axis is off on zodiac. Noon each day, the sun will ri
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Seismic Wave, Celestial Mechanics, Orbital Period

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13 Oct 2016
7
Exam scores still in the process of fixing. Most errors from typos some yours, some mine. Writing assignment due october 10 (next monday) due by noon t
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Solar Time, Sidereal Time

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13 Sep 2016
2
Section 2. 2 the reason for the seasons. The earth"s axis is not lined up with its orbital axis. Axis of rotation changes only very slowly axis is off
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SYRACUSEAST 101RozensweigFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Deferent And Epicycle, Parsec, Galileo Galilei

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4 Nov 2015
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SYRACUSEAST 101RozensweigFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Winter Triangle, Light Pollution, Depth Perception

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4 Nov 2015
27
Light pollution prevents us from seeing stars. The greeks named 3 stars in a row orion - orion"s belt. The big dipper points to the north star. Follow
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Atomic Nucleus, Current Source, Red Giant

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4 Nov 2016
3
The sun: we"ve explained the solar spectrum now: The hot innards of the sun emit blackbody radiation because of their temperature. The answer is nuclea
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: White Dwarf, Red Giant, Black-Body Radiation

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3 Nov 2016
8
Hot innards emit blackbody radiation because of its temperature. Cooler gases (cid:449)ithi(cid:374) the su(cid:374)"s at(cid:373)osphere a(cid:271)sor
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Black-Body Radiation, Photon, 2Pm

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1 Nov 2016
2
Announcements: provisional study guide posted, may be revised on friday once i see how far we get thursday, short mastering astronomy assignment posted
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Hitachi Maxell, Quantum Mechanics, Photon

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1 Nov 2016
4
Electric fields exert a force on electric charges. Magnetic fields exert a force on moving electric charges. Ja(cid:373)es clerk max(cid:449)ell suspe(
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Electric Field, Wicket-Keeper, Photon

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25 Oct 2016
2
Next mastering astronomy assignment posted, due a week from now. Exam grading took longer than expected (finished up sunday night) In the late 19th cen
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SYRACUSEAST 101FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture 1: moon phases

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8 Oct 2017
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SYRACUSEAST 101Walter FreemanFall

AST 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Uraniborg, Deferent And Epicycle, Semi-Major And Semi-Minor Axes

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4 Oct 2016
7
Check your exam scores on blackboard; if they"re not right, tell me. There are some entry errors, and a bug affecting people whose names start with. Th
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