AST 307 · Introductory Astronomy
Fall 2003


Chapter 16  Oct. 8-10

  1. How is energy generated inside of the Sun?

  2. How does energy get from the inside to the outside of the Sun?

  3. How does energy leave the Sun?

  4. Describe the first reaction in the proton-proton chain of nuclear reactions inside of the Sun.

  5. How is Einstein's equation E = mc^2 useful in understanding the generation of energy inside of the Sun?

  6. How have we tested our theory of energy generation in the Sun, and what have we learned from these tests?

8 October 2003
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