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Re: Astronomy C

Postby 49ers » April 18th, 2013, 12:39 pm

Is the Stefan-Boltzmann Law likely to come up on a test on the State level?
Also, are there any very reliable sites for researching some less common information on this year's DSOs that you maybe aware of at this moment?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby AlphaTauri » April 18th, 2013, 3:25 pm

I don't think I've seen Stefan-Boltzmann on a PA States astro test (also, protip: the math questions are time-wasters since they're worth the same as any other question), but you should know it anyway; it's important and not very hard to use/understand.

As for "less common" info...arXiv is probably your best friend, because it's free access to actual full research papers that people have written, though you can also find papers elsewhere on the internet.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby 49ers » April 19th, 2013, 4:24 pm

As for "less common" info...arXiv is probably your best friend, because it's free access to actual full research papers that people have written, though you can also find papers elsewhere on the internet.
Would you suggest reading the full papers on this website, or would you suggest just looking at the brief summaries instead?
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » April 19th, 2013, 4:41 pm

As for "less common" info...arXiv is probably your best friend, because it's free access to actual full research papers that people have written, though you can also find papers elsewhere on the internet.
Would you suggest reading the full papers on this website, or would you suggest just looking at the brief summaries instead?
I guess Alpha can answer this too. But you should also make sure you have all your pics and info that are basic are together too. I would say if you have time read more, if you don't skim and make quick notes. Also, remember, the DSOs can relate to the topic of the year (and pretty much all do in their own ways). That can be used to both learn about this year's topic and learn about the DSOs.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby XJcwolfyX » April 23rd, 2013, 6:27 pm

What do you guys think the topic for next year will be? ;o
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby lmatkovic3 » April 23rd, 2013, 6:33 pm

That's the least of our worries at this point, lol.

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Re: Astronomy C

Postby foreverphysics » April 23rd, 2013, 7:58 pm

What do you guys think the topic for next year will be? ;o
The topic for next year is basically guaranteed to be variable stars.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby XJcwolfyX » April 23rd, 2013, 7:59 pm

No stellar evolution? :(
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby syo_astro » April 23rd, 2013, 8:01 pm

I believe it is confirmed to be Variable Stars. BUT. The official title could be term stellar evolution as related to variable stars (really, that could be just as well "Stellar Evolution"). The topic of stellar evolution relates to many stars (in fact all stars...you know, it's the evolution...of stars), and variable stars will basically just be death to all of us as it encompasses effectively everything in the universe :). THIS'LL BE FUN.
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Re: Astronomy C

Postby XJcwolfyX » April 23rd, 2013, 8:13 pm

Could you send me a link where it is confirmed please?

Also, thanks for the quick answers everyone! ^_^
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