In this lesson, you learned how astronomy went from a careful study of the sky to a science with a basis in the fundamental laws of physics. While in an astronomy course, we are forced to gloss over a lot of the physics of Newton's Laws, I do hope that you come away with an appreciation for the physics of orbits and a firm understanding that there is gravity in space.
First, please take the Web-based Lesson 2 quiz.
- Go to Canvas.
- Go to the "Lesson 2 Quiz" and complete the quiz.
There is a second quiz for this lesson that contains several short math problems. While I expect you to complete the quiz and to give it the same effort you would for a graded assignment, for these problems you will only be graded on completion and not on the accuracy of your answers. Your participation in this quiz will count in lieu of a discussion forum for this lesson.
- Go to Canvas.
- Go to the "Lesson 2 Practice Problems" and complete the quiz.
During this week, you should begin work on the lab exercise that will be completed and submitted next week.
- Lab 1 is located on the next page.
- Read the background information, and then follow the instructions for taking data with the simulated Moons of Jupiter.
- Take data and record it as instructed.
Reminder - Complete all of the lesson tasks!
You have finished the reading for Lesson 2. Double-check the list of requirements on the Lesson 2 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before beginning the next lesson.
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