Astronomy 102 Final Review
- Go through the
suggested HW problems, Quizzes, and Labs.
- Know relevant terms to
prepare for the fill-in-the-black questions.
- Know the stars that make up the constellation of
- What is the range of star
colors from coolest to hottest?
- What forms of light
have the shortest to the longest wavelength?
- How does the force of
gravity change if you increase/decrease the mass and/or distance?
- Know how to calculate MarvinŐs weight on another
planet or star.
- Know the different types of light an object emits
if heated to different temperatures
- Know WienŐs Law and
how it apply it
Stefan-BoltzmannŐs Law and how to apply it
- Know KirchoffŐs laws.
- Know EinsteinŐs theory
- What can binary star systems tell you about the
- Know the features on the Sun
- Where and how is energy generated in the Sun?
- What are the hottest to coolest regions of the
- What are sunspots? How big are they? How are they
created? How long do they last?
- What are the different
regions on the HR diagram?
- What spectra types are
hotter and cooler? What luminosity classes are brighter and dimmer?
- What does the starŐs position on the HR diagram
tell you about the star?
- How can you detect a
black hole? What is at the center of a black hole?
- What would happen to
the solar system if the Sun turned into a black hole?
- What will happen to a
white dwarf as itŐs mass increases?
- What evolutionary
stages will a low, intermediate and high mass star go through from beginning
- How low/high in mass
can stars get? How small/big
in size can stars get?
- How will the SunŐs
position on the HR diagram change as it evolves?
- What is a
- What is hydrostatic
equilibrium? What types of stars maintain hydrostatic equilibrium?
- What regulates the temperature of a star?
- What supports a star
(brown dwarf, main sequence, red giant, white dwarf, neutron star) from
- Where are stars born?
- What conditions do
stars need to form?
- What is the difference
between a nova and a supernova?
- What is the difference
between Type Ia and Type II supernovas?
- The Milky Way is
composed of how many spiral arms?
How are spiral arms formed?
- How do stars orbit
around the galaxy?
- How did the Milky Way
- Where is the SunŐs
location in the Milky Way?
- How was the shape of
the Milky Way determined?
Through what type of observations?
- Know the different
type of Galaxies. What are
their population percentages?
- What is the rotation
curve of the Milky Way?
- What happens when
galaxies merge together?
- How can galaxy
distances be determined? How can galaxy masses be determined?
- How did Hubble
contribute to our understanding of the universe?
- What is HubbleŐs Law?
- What is Doppler Shift?
What is cosmological red-shift?
- What is dark matter
and dark energy?
- What observational
evidence shows that the universe is expanding?
- How does the universe
look on very large scales?
- What is an open, flat
and closed universe and what are the related shapes to those types of
- How does the density
relate to the shape of the Universe? What is the critical density?
- Based on our present
data, how will the universe evolve in the future?
- What is the Big Bang
theory? What pieces of evidence support the theory?
- What forces are acting
to expand or contract the universe?
- What percentage of the
universe is made up of the stuff that you are made of? What is the rest?
- Challenge Problem (13%): Know the life cycle of stars (where
stars are born, how they live their lives, and what happens when they
die). Know how the elements
are formed. Know how to explain
are allowed to bring one 3
x 5 inch note-card: double-sided and hand-written.