AST 307 · Introductory Astronomy
Fall 2003


Chapter 22  Nov. 10

  1. What is a neutron star? Describe its properties and how it is formed.

  2. What is a pulsar, and how do we explain its rapid flashing?

  3. What is a black hole?

  4. State the assumption on which Special Relativity is based, and describe some of the consequences.

  5. State the basic assumption of General Relativity, and describe some of its consequences.

  6. If you were to fall into a black hole, what would happen to you at various times during your fall, and what would I see watching you from outside?

11 November 2003
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