2013

Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy

With Comprehensive Development of the Physical Principles

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-3310-1 (Print) 978-1-4614-3311-8 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix

  2. Tools of the Astronomer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-33

      Experiment 1 A Review of Mathematical Concepts and Tools

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      Pages 35-52

      Experiment 2 A Review of Graphing Techniques

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      Pages 53-73

      Experiment 3 The Optics of Telescopes: Part I. Image Size and Brightness

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      Pages 75-85

      Experiment 4 The Optics of Telescopes: Part II. Magnification and Chromatic Aberration

  3. The Solar System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-104

      Experiment 5 Earth: The Seasons and Local Latitude

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      Pages 105-128

      Experiment 6 The Surface Roughness of the Moon. Reflection and Scattering from a Planetary Surface: Part I. Surface Materials

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      Pages 129-154

      Experiment 7 The Surface Roughness of the Moon. Reflection and Scattering from a Planetary Surface: Part II. Beads and Surface Coverage

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      Pages 155-192

      Experiment 8 The Formation of Impact Craters

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      Pages 193-213

      Experiment 9 Determination of the Rotation Rate of Planets and Asteroids by Radar: Part I. Observations of Mercury

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      Pages 215-257

      Experiment 10 Determination of the Rotation Rate of Planets and Asteroids by Radar: Part II. Observations of Simulated Planets

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      Pages 259-289

      Experiment 11 The Orbit of Venus

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      Pages 291-317

      Experiment 12 Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion

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      Pages 319-354

      Experiment 13 The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter

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      Pages 355-391

      Experiment 14 Thermal Radiation from a Planetary Subsurface: Part I. Calibration and Initial Measurements

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      Pages 393-426

      Experiment 15 Thermal Radiation from a Planetary Subsurface: Part II. Soil Sample Measurements

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      Pages 427-470

      Experiment 16 The Microwave Phase Effect of the Moon

  4. Measuring the Stars and Beyond

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 471-471

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      Pages 473-498

      Experiment 17 Blackbody Radiation

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      Pages 499-515

      Experiment 18 The Surface Temperature and Energy Output of the Sun

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      Pages 517-532

      Experiment 19 The Theory of Atomic Spectra

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      Pages 533-549

      Experiment 20 Discovering the Nature of Objects in Space: Kirchhoff’s Laws of Radiation

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 551-570