Quiz and Final Exam Study Guides for Astro 3 MW morn - Fall '18

 

   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     Chapter 0: Science and Clear Thinking                                
  0.5   Steps of the Scientific Method                                       
  0     Chapter 0: Science and Clear Thinking                                
  0.5   Steps of the Scientific Method                                       
    &   3.4a  How can we distinguish science from nonscience?                
  0.7   General Principles in the Design of a Scientific Test                
    &   3.5b  Does astrology have any scientific validity?                   
  T     Web essay "On Teaching"                                              
  2.3b  What causes eclipses?                                                
  2.1b  Why do stars rise and set?                                            
    &   S1.2b How do stars move through the local sky?                       
  2.2a  What causes the seasons?                                             
  1.1b  How did we come to be?                                                

 Quiz #2                                                                      
  3.3b  What are Kepler's 3 laws of motion?                                  
  3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                   
  2.4b  Why ancient Greeks rejected real explanation of planetary motion?    
    &   3.2b  How did the Greeks explain planetary motion?                   
R 3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                  
  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?                                  
  4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                             
  4.2b  What are Newton's three laws of motion?                              
R 4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                         

 Quiz #3                                                                      
  5.3c  How is energy stored in atoms?                                       
  5.4c  How does light tell us temperatures?                                  
  5.4c  How does light tell us temperatures?                                 
  5.2a  What is light?                                                       
  5.2a  What is light?                                                        
  5     Light and Matter                                                     
  6.3b  Why do we put telescopes in space?                                   
  6.3a  How does earth's atmosphere affect ground observations?              
  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?          
  8.3a  Why are there two major types of planets?                            
  8.2a  Where did the solar system come from?                                
  8.1b  What theory best explains the features of our solar system?          
  9.4c  What evidence tells us water flowed on Mars?                         
  9.3a  What geological processes shaped our Moon?                           
  9.1c  What causes geological activity?                                      
  10.2d How does a planet gain or lose atmospheric gases?                    
  10.4a What is Mars like today?                                             
  10.1a What is an atmosphere?                                                

 Quiz #5                                                                      
  30.10 SeaLevel rise if CO2 levels stay at current 400ppm                   
  30.11 What will global Earth temps do if we halt all CO2 emissions?        
  30.12 Princeton researchers found Congress listens only to...who?            
  11.1c What are Jovian planets like on the inside?                          
    &   11.3c Why do the Jovian planets have rings?                          
  11.1d What is the weather like on Jovian planets?                          
  11.2c What is Remarkable about Titan and other moons?                      
  11.3c Why do the Jovian planets have rings?                                
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  12.4d How do the Jovian planets affect impact rates?                       
  12    Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets                                 
  12    Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets                                 

 Quiz #6                                                                      
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
  14.2c How do we know what is happening inside the sun?                     
R 14.2a How does nuclear fusion occur in the Sun?                             
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
  24.1c What are the necessities of life?                                    
  24.1b How did life arise on Earth?                                          
  24.1c What are the necessities of life?                                  
  24    Life in the Universe              

                          

           

  Final Exam Study Guide

 

  0.3   The Real World                                                       
  0.8   Occam's Razor                                                         
    &   3.4a  How can we distinguish science from nonscience?                
  T     Web essay "On Teaching"                                              
  2.2a  What causes the seasons?                                              
R 2.1c  Why do the constellations seen depend on latitude, time of year?     
    &   S1.2b How do stars move through the local sky?                       
R 3.2c  Eratosthenes measures the earth                                       
  3.3b  What are Kepler's 3 laws of motion?                                  
  4.5a  How do gravity & energy allow us to understand orbits?               
  4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                              
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
    &   4.4   The Universal Law of Gravitation                               
R 4.4b  How does Newton's law of gravity extend Kepler's Laws?               
    &   4.1b  How is mass different from weight?                             
  5.4a  What are the three basic types of spectra?                           
  5.5a  How does light tell us the speed of a distant object?                
  5.2a  What is light?                                                        
  6.3a  How does earth's atmosphere affect ground observations?              
  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?          
  8.3c  How did the Jovian planets form?                                     
  8.5b  When did the planets form?                                            
  8.4c  How do we explain the existence of our moon?                         
  9.4   Geology of Mars                                                      
  9.6b  How is Earth's surface shaped by plate tectonics?                     
  9.6b  How is Earth's surface shaped by plate tectonics?                    
  10.6b Why does Earth's climate stay relatively stable?                     
  10.6a How did Earth's atmosphere end up so different?                      
  10.4b Why did Mars change?                                                 
  10.4b Why did Mars change?  
  30.20 Need 11 sq mi/day of new solar PV just to keep CO2 emission rates cons
  30.19 Hawkens' "Drawdown": controlling birthrate = most effective in reducin
  30.14 Know the future climate of California for "Business as Usual"                                                       
  11.1c What are Jovian planets like on the inside?                          
  11.3a What are Saturn's rings like?                                        
  11.2b Why are Jupiter's Galilean moons so geologically active?             
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  12.3a How big can a comet be?                                               
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  13.1  Detecting Extrasolar Planets                                          
  13.3a Can we explain the surprising orbits of extrasolar planets?          
  13    Other Planetary Systems                                              
  13.3b Do we need to modify our theory of solar system formation?            
  14.1c What is the Sun's structure?                                         
    &   14.3a What causes solar activity?                                    
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
  10.1c Why do atmospheric properties vary with altitude?                    
    &   14.3a What causes solar activity?                                    
  14.1c What is the Sun's structure?                                         
  24.4  The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence                         
  24.5b Where are the aliens?                                                
  24.4  The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence                         
   10.6c How is human activity changing our planet?