6/2 Update

posted Jun 2, 2020, 9:59 AM by Nikhil Joshi
Final assignment for Astronomy!

Please write up your slide deck that describes the work you did for the Energy from Gravity activity (where you dropped mass on to the surface of the sun, WD, NS, and BH).

Include discussion of 

1. an overview of the activity
2. description of the 1kg test case including the math needed to compute the released energy in Joules and WW2 atomic bombs
3. extending the 1kg case to hydrogen flow on WD, NS, and BH  (from energy to power)
4. extending the simulation to heating an accretion disk  (power to flux)
5. describing the peak wavelength emitted by the accretion disk (flux to lambda_peak using Wien's law)

Here's a link to the correct energy answers for (2) above.

This will be due on Fri 6/12.