Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy

Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy

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This book presents experiments which will teach physics relevant to astronomy. The astronomer, as instructor, frequently faces this need when his college or university has no astronomy department and any astronomy course is taught in the physics department. The physicist, as instructor, will find this intellectually appealing when faced with teaching an introductory astronomy course. From these experiments, the student will acquire important analytical tools, learn physics appropriate to astronomy, and experience instrument calibration and the direct gathering and analysis of data. Experiments that can be performed in one laboratory session as well as semester-long observation projects are included.Radar systems of high power used by professional astronomers are expensive, but inexpensive low-power systems are adequate to ... The Lab-RAD requires a standard 12-V DC, 200 milliamperes (mA), power supply and emits a beam sufficiently powerful to detect ... 3 Simplified schematic of the Lab-RAD radar system.

Title:Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy
Author:Leslie M. Golden
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-11-14


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