This download is a PowerPoint and lesson plan explaining how exo-planets are found using the transit method and the radial velocity detection of stars, and why this is an important field of astronomy. Selection bias and a comparison of the methodologies is also included.
This is lesson 12 / 12 from my Astrophysics / Cosmology course, all available individually or as a bundle at a reduced price.
Difficulties in the direct detection of exoplanets.
Detection techniques will be limited to variation in Doppler shift (radial velocity method) and the transit method.
Typical light curve.