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How do you calculate Distance?
Speed x Time
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How to you calculate Time?
Distance/Speed
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How do you calculate Speed?
Distance/Time
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Define Acceleration.
Acceleration is defined as the change of speed over time, caused by net force acting. An object is accelerating if it is changing its velocity (the rate at which an object changes position)
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In a Speed and Time was does the steepness of the gradient tell you?
The steeper the gradient of the line, the greater the acceleration.
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What is the acceleration equation?
Acceleration = change in speed/ time taken
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What is Newtons first law of motion?
An object will continue in a state of rest or uniform motion unless an unbalanced external force causes it to change that state = Law of Interia
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What is Newton 2nd Law of Motion?
An unbalanced force will change an object's state of motion by producing acceleration. The force is equal to the product of the mass and acceleration of the object. Net force= mass x acceleration (F=MA)
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What is Newtons 3rd Law of Motion?
For every action (force) on an object there is an equal and opposite reaction by the object upon the agent.
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Describe the apparent motion of the solar system objects as viewed from earth
Due to the Earth tilt and spin it appears that objects rise from the East and set in the West. The earth actually revolves around the sun in a clockwise motion the same as all other planets in the solar system.
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Distinguish between Mass and Weight
Mass is a measure of how much matter an object has. While weight is a measure of how strongly gravity pulls on that matter
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Describe how different types of electromagnetic radiation provides us with information about the universe.
Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Visible light is a narrow range of wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. By measuring the wavelength or frequency of light coming from objects in the universe, we can learn about their nature.
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What are the benefits of obtaining information using electromagnetic radiation.
We can obtain information of distant places without having to go there. It is often cheaper than going to the place. can give vital information that can be difficult to get. Multiple opportunities to receive this information as its transmitted a lot.
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What are the problems of obtaining information using electromagnetic radiation.
These techniques are often expensive and require a lot of equipment. We don't know if anything changed the energy or its direction. Can only give us so much information. If miscalculations occur then there are few ways to double check.
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What are some advantages for using space probes to explore the solar system and wider universe.
Used to gain new knowledge of the universe. Can look for a life sustained planet or one that was in the past.
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What are some disadvantages of using probes to explore the solar system and wider univere
Expensive for different missions that don't seem to be linked, as if the probes are just a way of satisfying curiosity. A large portion of the Scientists for the space program were retired due to cuts. Ethical and social issues
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What is a galaxy?
A galaxy is a gravitational bound body, typically consisting of dark matter, gas, dust and stars. Galaxies can be classified into: Elliptical,, Spiral, Irregular and Dwarf.
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What are stars?
A star is an a luminous ball of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium, held together by its own gravity.
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What is a Solar System?
Consists of a central star with several celestial bodies that continually revolve around it. It also contains millions of comets, asteroids and over a hundred moons
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What is a Nebulae?
a nebulae is an interstellar cloud in outer space that is made up of dust hydrogen and helium gas, and plasma
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Outline how ideas about space have changed over time as new evidence has emerged.
Ptolemy - Geocentric with all planets and sun revolving around it. Copernicus - Heliocentric: Everything revolves around the sun and the sun is the centre of the universe. Galileo -
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