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Expertise Quiz




Your project involves conducting research on the variables involved in the recent discovery of extrasolar planets. You will determine variables upon which the extrsolar planet mass and position depend, propose and conduct a systematic study, generate well substantiated conclusions, and apply your research to the question of whether or not life on other planets could exist.

By the end of this project, you should be able to:

Your teacher will provide:

You are responsible for:

Some KEYWORDS to use in a literature search:

"Extrasolar Planets"
Physics AND Data AND "Extrasolar Planets"
Education AND "Extrasolar Planets"
"Doppler Shift" AND
Center of Mass

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IMC RESOURCES (placed on reserve)

General Information
How the World Works - 500 REN
Experimenting with Science - 507.8 GAR
Foundations of Modern Physics - 530 HOL
How Things Work - 530 CRA
Physics Projects for Young . . . - 530 GOO
Adventures in Physics - 530 HIG
A Source Book in Physics - 530 M
The Story of Physics - 530 MOT
The Project Physics Course - 530 RUT
Phenomenal Physics - 530 SWA
The Complete Guide to . . . - 797.1 EVA

Detailed Information about your specific topic:
How Things Work - 530 CRA
A Folder Containing Articles Pertaining to Extrasolar Searches.

Other IMC RESOURCES (not placed on reserve)
Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedias - R503 VAN
Science and Physics Encyclopedias and Reference Materials

The folder (mentioned above) will be a very useful resource for technical information. The Internet contains much information about Extrasolar Searches and the physics thereof. The encyclopedias, reference materials, and CD-ROMs are also very useful. The Mechanical Universe Video on Kepler's Laws will also prove useful. Quickly determine what is meant by Center of Mass, the Doppler Shift, Universal Gravitation, Kepler's Third Law, Orbital Velocity and Conservation of Momentum and discover how they apply to the ET Expertise Quiz.

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Author: Brian K. Wegley, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL
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Created: July 9, 1997