|Fall 2001, Section 5||Astronomy 110||Tues.,Thur. 12:00 - 1:15|
A brief primer on scientific notation, and an on-line test you can take to check your understanding.
A simple explanation of linear and logarithmic scales as well as an introduction to logarithms. (Note: available as a PDF file only.)
A short guide to calculation with units. Lists conversion factors for units often used in astronomy.
A summary of the Solar System, describing the properties of the major planets as well as the contents of assorted belts of rubble.
Last modified: August 25, 2001