flash animation

Cepheid Flow Chart

The student is shown a flow chart for steps taken to measure the distance to a Cepheid variable star (measuring the period, apparent magnitude, inferring an absolute magnitude, inferring a distance) and is asked to point out any inconsistencies in the chart.

keywords: Cepheid, period, apparent magnitude, absolute magnitude, distance, flow chart

swf file: ca_binaryvariablestars_cepheidflowcht.swf