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Ch 3: Astronomical Laws & Measurements

About This Chapter

Enjoy this comprehensive overview of astronomical laws and measurements, designed to strengthen your preparations for an upcoming test. Our entertaining lessons and short quizzes can improve your comprehension of these laws and measurements in a short period of time.

Astronomical Laws & Measurements - Chapter Summary

Whether you're looking for a quick refresher of Kepler's laws or want to get reacquainted with methods of measurement used by astronomers, you've reached the right place! This chapter can get you up to speed on important astronomical laws and measurements and ensure you're able to:

  • Provide a description of ellipses, eccentricity and Kepler's first law of planetary motion
  • Exhibit knowledge of Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation
  • Share methods astronomers use to measure the properties of distant galaxies
  • Explain how astronomers measure the distance to a star

This chapter makes a variety of study resources available in one convenient location and allows you to study anytime your schedule permits. In addition to engaging lessons, benefit from access to self-assessment quizzes and a practice exam that can confirm your understanding of these astronomical laws and measurements. Questions that arise while studying can be submitted to our subject-matter experts via the Dashboard. If you're away from your computer and find time to study, simply hop on your smartphone or tablet to access this chapter.

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