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The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 4th ed., by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider and Voit.
Sample Exam 1 First Set Answers: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-A, 5-E, 6-A (for "apogee", C), 7-C (for "perigee", A), 8-A, 9-C, 10-B, 11-D, 12-A, 13-C, 14-C, 15-D, 16-D, 17-D, 18-E, 19-D, 20-E, 21-B, 22-A (western-lit Moon is First Quarter -- see top diagram on page 2 of Sample Exam 1), 23-A, 24-D, 25-C *, 26-C (think inverse-square law, 1/r²), 27-D, 28-B, 29-D **, 30-D, 31-D.
* - Question was written for Spring 2005.
** - Question was written for Early Fall 2003.
Sample Exam 2: First set here (after class on 10/23/2008 Th);
Sample Exam 2 First Set Answers: 1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B, 5-A, 6-D, 7-D, 8-A, 9-E, 10-D, 11-C, 12-D, 13-D, 14-D, 15-D, 16-D, 17-B, 18-D, 19-D, 20-A, 21-D, 22-C, 23-A, 24-D, 25-A, 26-C, 27-D, 28-A, 29-E, 30-D.
Sample Exam 3: First set here (put up on website 11/20/2008 Th);
Sample Exam 3 First Set Answers: 1-E, 2-A, 3-C, 4-B, 5-D, 6-A, 7-B, 8-D, 9-C, 10-C, 11-A, 12-C, 13-D, 14-C, 15-D, 16-C, 17-D, 18-C, 19-E (Luminosity Class not given, so though the two stars are the same spectral type, we don't know how big they are), 20-C, 21-C, 22-A, 23-B, 24-B, 25-C, 26-A, 27-D, 28-B, 29-D, 30-B.
Sample Final Exam First Set Answers: 1-B, 2-A, 3-A, 4-D, 5-A, 6-B, 7-E, 8-A, 9-A, 10-D, 11-C, 12-D, 13-D, 14-D, 15-B, 16-D, 17-D, 18-D, 19-C, 20-E (without any information on distances, we cannot conclude anything about the relative sizes of Stars A&B), 21-E, 22-C, 23-D, 24-C, 25-A, 26-C, 27-D, 28-D, 29-C, 30-D.
PHYS 1060: Introduction to Stars and Galaxies (3 hrs)
This course introduces the student to the origin and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Topics covered include the basic properties of stars; the birth, life, and death of stars; stellar explosions; the origin of the elements; white dwarf stars, neutron stars, and black holes; the interstellar medium; structure and evolution of the Milky Way and other galaxies; the origin and fate of the Universe. Students must take PHYS 1050 concurrently with PHYS 1060 if they wish to fulfill the requirements of General Education Area VI. Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or equivalent
PHYS 1050: Stars and Galaxies Laboratory (1 hr)
This is an astronomy laboratory course designed to illustrate and explore some of the topics covered in PHYS 1060 Introduction to Stars and Galaxies. Corequisites: PHYS 1060.
Dec. 9 Tue - Final Exam 2:45pm-4:45pm (2 hours) Dec. 12 Fri - End of Fall Session Dec. 16 Tue - Grades due at Noon