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The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 5th 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.
Sample Exam 1 Second Set Note: There are a couple of questions which we have not covered in class yet -- obviously you can't do them yet, so those topics won't be on our Exam 1 this semester.
Sample Exam 2: First set here (10/20/2008 Tu);
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 (handed out 11/12/2009 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.
Sep. 7 Mon - Labor Day (No Classes) Sep. 8 Tue - PHYS-1060 Begins Sep. 10 Thu - Regular Weekly Quizzes Begin (Thursdays) Sep. 14 Mon - Drop/Add Ends (100% Refund) Sep. 14 Mon - Last Day to Drop without "W" Sep. 14 Mon - PHYS-1050 Laboratory Begins This Week Sep. 29 Tue - Hour Exam 1 Oct. 27 Tue - Hour Exam 2 (NOTE: 10/27 is the CORRECT date) Nov. 9 Mon - Last Day to Drop with "W" Nov. 24 Tue - Hour Exam 3 Nov. 25 Wed - Thanksgiving Recess Starts @ Noon Nov. 30 Mon - Classes Resume Dec. 3 Thu - Topic 1 (Book Report) (due by 5pm Thursday) Dec. 8 Tue - Grace Period for Topic 1 ends at 5pm Dec. 11 Fri - Last Regular Class Dec. 14 Mon - FINALS WEEK Starts
Dec. 15 Tue - Final Exam 2:45pm-4:45pm (2 hours)Dec. 15 Tue - Final Exam 12:30pm-2:30pm (2 hours) Dec. 18 Fri - End of Fall Session Dec. 22 Tue - Grades due at Noon