Lesson 1
Calculating The Distance
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Bailyn, Charles. ASTR 160: Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics, Spring 2007. Yale OpenCourseWare: Astronomy, Accessed 19/9/14 http://oyc.yale.edu/astronomy/astr-160/lecture-2 License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license 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.

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