Quiz and Final Exam Study Guides for Astro 3 MW morn - Fall '17

 

   I've gone through our text and my question bank and found the chapter and subsection within the book which contains the relevant material to answer that question. There are about 10 questions on a typical quiz, so you'll see below for each quiz a list of ~10 section titles, one line for each question. This is so amazingly helpful - Now you can really focus your studying time!

   In some cases, the relevant material is in two sections; you'll then see two lines for that question, one of them indented. For most questions, the answer to the question is given explicitly in the section listed. But in some cases, the text doesn't address it well, or at all. In this case, you'll see an "L" out in front. That means consult your notes from my "L"ecture on that material. In some cases, the material spreads through the entire chapter, not a single section within that chapter. In other cases, the section contains all the basic facts, but you'll need to do some reasoning to deduce an answer not given explicitly. In these cases, you'll see an "R" (for "reasoning required").

   So, like all good exams, there's a mix of easy, hard, factoid, and reasoning questions. There's even a couple of extra credit questions floating around in my test bank. If you get one, there's no mark-off if you get it wrong, and you get a bonus if you get it right.
   Web Readings: Under Quiz #1, note Chapter 0 sections (e.g. 0.1 "Natural Selection and Development of Mind"), and "On Teaching". Later in the semester, we'll study my website on The Politics and Science of Global Warming, but especially review the PowerPoint I gave in class, study guide here labelled "Chapter 30".

 

 

 

 Quiz #1                                                                                                                      
  0.3   The Real World                                                       
L 0     Chapter 0: Science and Clear Thinking                                
L 0.8   Occam's Razor                                                        
    &   3.4a  How can we distinguish science from nonscience?                
  0.7   General Principles in the Design of a Scientific Test                
  0.2   Using this in Learning                                               
  2.1c  Why do the constellations seen depend on latitude, time of year?     
L 2.1b  Why do stars rise and set?                                           
    &   S1.2b How do stars move through the local sky?                       
L 2.2a  What causes the seasons?                                             
  2.3b  What causes eclipses?                                                 
  T     Web essay "On Teaching"                                              

 Quiz #2                                                                      
R 3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                   
R 3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                  
R 3.2c  Eratosthenes measures the earth                                      
  2.4b  Why ancient Greeks rejected real explanation of planetary motion?     
    &   3.2b  How did the Greeks explain planetary motion?                   
  3.3b  What are Kepler's 3 laws of motion?                                  
  3.3a  How did Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler challenge Earth-centered model?    
R 4.2b  What are Newton's three laws of motion?                              
    &   4.5a  How do gravity & energy allow us to understand orbits?         
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
    &   3.3b  What are Kepler's 3 laws of motion?                            
L 4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                             

 Quiz #3                                                                       
  5.4c  How does light tell us temperatures?                                 
  5.3c  How is energy stored in atoms?                                       
  5.5a  How does light tell us the speed of a distant object?                
  5.2a  What is light?                                                       
  5.3b  What are the phases of matter?                                       
L 5     Light and Matter                                                      
  6.1b  How do we record images?                                             
  6.3b  Why do we put telescopes in space?                                   
  6.1b  How do we record images?                                             

 Quiz #4                                                                      
  7.2a  What features of our solar system clue us to how it formed?          
  7.2a  What features of our solar system clue us to how it formed?          
  8.2a  Where did the solar system come from?                                
  8.3a  Why are there two major types of planets?                            
R 8     Formation of the Solar System                                        
  9.4c  What evidence tells us water flowed on Mars?                         
  9.6a  How do we know that Earth's surface is in motion?                    
R 9.1d  Why do some planetary interiors create magnetic fields?              
  10.1b How does the greenhouse effect warm a planet?                         
  10.1b How does the greenhouse effect warm a planet?                        
  10.2d How does a planet gain or lose atmospheric gases?                    

 Quiz #5                                                                       
L 30.19 Hawkens' "Drawdown": controlling birthrate = most effective in reducin
L 30.18 ECS now looks to be stronger for hotter climates, raising permafrost e
L 30.17 Coal burning produces smog, aerosols which provide a cooling force to
  11.2b Why are Jupiter's Galilean moons so geologically active?             
  11.3b How do other Jovian ring systems compare to Saturn's?                
  11.2b Why are Jupiter's Galilean moons so geologically active?             
    &   24.2b Could there be life on Europa or other Jovian moons?           
  11.1d What is the weather like on Jovian planets?                          
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
L 12    Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets                                 
  12.1b Why is there an asteroid belt?                                       
L 12    Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets                                 

 Quiz #6                                                                       
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
L 13    Other Planetary Systems                                              
L 13.1  Detecting Extrasolar Planets                                          
  14.2a How does nuclear fusion occur in the Sun?                            
  14.3c How does solar activity vary with time?                              
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
L 24.4  The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence                         
  24.1c What are the necessities of life?                                    
  24.1c What are the necessities of life?                                  
L 24    Life in the Universe     

                                          

           

  Final Exam Study Guide

 

  0.1   Natural Selection & Development of Mind                              
  0.3   The Real World                                                        
  2.1c  Why do the constellations seen depend on latitude, time of year?     
L 2.2a  What causes the seasons?                                             
  T     Web essay "On Teaching"                                               
R 3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                  
    &   2.1b  Why do stars rise and set?                                     
  2.4b  Why ancient Greeks rejected real explanation of planetary motion?    
    &   3.2b  How did the Greeks explain planetary motion?                   
  4.5a  How do gravity & energy allow us to understand orbits?               
  4.3b  What keeps a planet rotating and orbiting the sun?                    
L 4.2b  What are Newton's three laws of motion?                              
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
L 5.2a  What is light?                                                       
  5.5a  How does light tell us the speed of a distant object?                
  5.4c  How does light tell us temperatures?                                 
  6.2c  What do astronomers do with telescopes?                              
  6.3a  How does earth's atmosphere affect ground observations?              
  7.2a  What features of our solar system clue us to how it formed?          
  7.2a  What features of our solar system clue us to how it formed?          
  8.4c  How do we explain the existence of our moon?                         
  8.3c  How did the Jovian planets form?                                     
  8.5b  When did the planets form?                                           
L 9.3a  What geological processes shaped our Moon?                            
L 9.6b  How is Earth's surface shaped by plate tectonics?                    
  9.1c  What causes geological activity?                                     
  10.1a What is an atmosphere?                                                
  10.6a How did Earth's atmosphere end up so different?                      
  10.4b Why did Mars change?                                                 
  10.4a What is Mars like today?                                             
  30.7  Consequences of keeping atmospheric CO2 levels constant              
  11.1c What are Jovian planets like on the inside?                          
L 11.2b Why are Jupiter's Galilean moons so geologically active?             
  11.3c Why do the Jovian planets have rings?                                
  12.3a How big can a comet be?                                              
L 12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  12.3a How big can a comet be?                                               
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
  13.1  Detecting Extrasolar Planets                                          
L 13    Other Planetary Systems                                              
L 13.3  The Formation of Other Solar Systems                                 
  14.1b Why does the sun shine?                                               
R 14.2a How does nuclear fusion occur in the Sun?                            
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
  14.1c What is the Sun's structure?                                         
  24.9  Climate stability is essential, for intelligent life                     
L 24.5b Where are the aliens?                                                
L 24    Life in the Universe                                                 
L 10.6c How is human activity changing our planet?