c: The Speed of Light

  • James A. HallIII
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


OBJECTIVE: Consider the speed of light and the distance to nearby and more distant objects, and understand how the moons (Io mostly) are important in this.

WHO CAN DO THIS: Anyone who can do a little math, and can handle the basic functions (division mostly), and scientific notation.

REQUIRED MATERIAL: You may either use a calculator or spreadsheet or do it by hand if you really enjoy math.


Dark Energy Light Pulse Round Trip True Vacuum Distant Star 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. HallIII
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  1. 1.Crystal RiverUSA

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