Warm-Up Exercise 35

Due 10:00 am, Mon., Mar. 27

Physics 123, Winter Semester, 2012

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Cat's eyes have pupils that can be modeled as vertical slits. At night would cats be more successful resolving the headlights of a far away car or two lights (at different heights) attached to a far away pole? Explain.

Suppose you are trying to resolve a binary star system with a telescope. Can you improve the resolving power (increase the resolution) using a color filter? Explain.

Was there anything that you didn't understand in the reading assignment? If so, explain.

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