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Chapter 10 Homework

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Scholars Online Astronomy - Chapter 10: The Moon


Reading Preparation

Reading: Astronomy, Chapter 10: The Barren Moon

Study Notes: notes on your assigned reading from the text

Key Formulae to Know

  • Tidal forces [Note that box 10-1 has a typographical error in the formulae!] F Tidal   = F Near      F Far    =    2 G M Earth md r 3   =   2 G M Earth r 3     A r 3   d   =   2 G M Earth Ad r 6  

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Earth's Moon

Study Activity

  • Planetarium Program:

    If you can, use your planetarium to view the Moon from Space. In Sky Safari, chose on of the planets and then the "orbit" option, then maneuvre to see Earth and its Moon, select the Moon and fly to it with "Orbit". In Starry Night, use the Explorations option to choose the Moon.

    From above the surface of the Moon, investigate the following locations:

    • Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility)
    • Tycho crater (near side)
    • Crookes crater (far side)

    See how many features mentioned in the text you can identify.

  • Optional Website Google Maps has a Moon site that is fun to explore, especially if you want to "walk around" the Apollo landing sites.
  • Chat Preparation Activities

    Chapter Quiz

    Lab Work

    Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.