William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 3: The SunVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
You may supplement the videos with readings from chapters 15 and 16 from "OpenStax Astronomy".
Astronomy Lesson 03_05: What Powers the Sun?
Here we learn how the Sun shines, and how long it will shine, as well as some of the great questions of 19th century Physics. We'll also see what your smile looks like when you get a Nobel Prize.
- Jim Hutton's Siccar Point
- Gravitational Potential Energy
- Kelvin–Helmholtz mechanism
- The discovery of radioactivity
- Wilhelm Röntgen
- Timeline of Nuclear Physics Discoveries
- Einstein's Mass-Energy Equivalence
- Sir Arthur Eddington
- William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
- Hermann von Helmholtz
- Alpha Decay
- Quantum Tunnelling
- George Gamow
- Gamow Peak
- The Proton-Proton Chain
- Tsar Bomba
- Hans Bethe
- Henri Becquerel
|03_01: The Sun's Bulk Properties|
|03_02: The Sun's Surface Appearance|
|03_03: The Core of the Sun|
|03_04: Energy Transport in the Sun|
|03_05: What Powers the Sun?|
|03_06: The Solar Neutrino Problem|