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Past Exam for PHY 1455 - Descriptive Astronomy with Russell at Baylor (BU)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 1
Professor:Russell
Class:PHY 1455 - Descriptive Astronomy
Subject:Physics
University:Baylor University
Term:Spring 2010
Keywords:
  • Inferior Conjunction
  • Eratosthenes
  • Conjunction
  • Constellation
  • Aristarchus
  • Ultraviolet
  • Annular Eclipse
  • Line Spectrum
  • Absorption Line
  • Temperature
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Test 1 Review 1. Galileo found ____ that challenged the geocentric world view: y Jupiter s moons 2. A dark line found in a spectrum is y Absorption line spectrum 3. When a planet spins on its axis it is called rotation. y True 4. When a planet is between earth and sun it is called y Inferior conjunction 5. The velocity towards you or away from you is y Radial 6. A recognized grouping of stars in the sky is a y Constellation 7. When we say the moon is waxing, it is y Growing 8. Wavelength is the distance from crest to crest y True 9. Kepler s 1st Law states that planets move in ellipses, not perfect circles y True 10. The lunar cycle takes about 29.5 days to complete y True 11. Lunar Eclipses can only occur when the moon is y Full 12. This Greek supported the heliocentric view y Aristarchus 13. Of the following, ____ has the shortest wavelength. y Ultraviolet 14. Light acts as a wave or particle, its name is ___ y Photon 15. The backward motion of the planets in their orbits is called y Retrograde motion 16....

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