Develop physics problems that use astronomy

  • Ghez orbits – Kepler’s laws => black hole
  • Charbonneau – exoplanets: detection & inferences
    • Doppler effect
    • light curve
    • 51 Pegasi (Amato)
  • Amato ­– 90 Antiope – double asteroid
  • Rappoport  – neutron-optical star eclipsing binary
  • distances by parallax – geometry
    • corrections for Earth’s motion,
    • Sun’s motion,
    • Galaxy’s motion
  • distances by standard candles – inverse square, extinction
  • star formation
  • nucleosynthesis

 

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