Calculating Redshift
Making the Calculation

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In this class you will do a very basic redshift calculation. This is the formula:

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Here's an example broken down by steps:

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You now have the redshift, but you need to convert it to scientific notation.

.000457 = 4.57 x 10-4

Let's do another example:

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That's the redshift. Convert it to scientific notation.

.000224 = 2.24 x 10-4

The next page will have an example for you to practice. Then, you will have a few calculations to solve on your next quiz.
Last modified: Monday, 19 September 2011, 9:45 AM