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Astronomy notes is an educational resource for introductory astronomy classes for undergraduates. This section describes general properties of light, frequency, the spectrum, and temperature. Other topics include: light production, continuous spectra, emission lines, absorption lines and the Bohr model for the atom. There is also an explanation of the Doppler Effect and why spectral lines are used to measure  doppler shifts.
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Electricity & Magnetism
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- Geometrical Optics
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© 2004 Nick Strobel
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absorption lines, electro magnetic waves, emission lines, light, photons, radiation, spectroscopy, spectrum, wavelengths
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Metadata instance created December 2, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
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