ASTR 160 - Lecture 2 - Planetary Orbits

Lecture 2 - Planetary Orbits

Overview

Exoplanets are introduced and students learn how astronomers detect their presence as well as the challenges associated with it. Physics equations are explained as well as their importance in the context of the course. A number of problems are worked out to get students used to dealing with large numbers in calculating planetary masses, interplanetary distances, etc.

Resources

Professor Bailyn's guide to Extrasolar Planet Websites
http://www.astro.yale.edu/bailyn/astro160/planets.html

Course Media

Transcript

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Audio

mp3

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