AST 307 · Introductory Astronomy
Fall 2003


Chapter 3  Sep. 12-15

  1. What is a wave?

  2. Define, and give the relationships between wavelength, frequency, and speed of a wave.

  3. In a light wave, what is waving?

  4. How do radio waves, infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet radiation differ? In what ways are they the same?

  5. What is a blackbody? What is blackbody radiation?

  6. How does the spectrum of a blackbody depend on its temperature? Specifically, how does the wavelength at which it is brightest and the power emitted by it depend on its temperature?

  7. Quantitatively, how does the Doppler effect change wavelength of a light wave?

15 September 2003
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