Quiz and Final Exam Study Guides for Astro 3 Mon Eve 6-9pm - 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                                                                            
  0.3   The Real World                                                       
  0.3   The Real World                                                       
  0     Chapter 0: Science and Clear Thinking                                
  0.7   General Principles in the Design of a Scientific Test                
  0.8   Occam's Razor                                                        
    &   3.4a  How can we distinguish science from nonscience?                
  T     Web essay "On Teaching"                                              
  2.3b  What causes eclipses?                                                
  2.1b  Why do stars rise and set?                                           
    &   2.1c  Why do the constellations seen depend on latitude, time of year?
R 2.1c  Why do the constellations seen depend on latitude, time of year?     
  2.2a  What causes the seasons?                                             

 Quiz #2                                                                       
  3.3b  What are Kepler's 3 laws of motion?                                  
R 3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                  
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?                   
R 3.3c  How did Galileo solidify the Copernican Revolution?                  
  3.3a  How did Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler challenge Earth-centered model?    
  4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                             
  4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                             
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
    &   3.3b  What are Kepler's 3 laws of motion?                            
R 4.2b  What are Newton's three laws of motion?                              
    &   4.5a  How do gravity & energy allow us to understand orbits?         

 Quiz #3                                                                      
  5.4b  How does light tell us what things are made of?                      
  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?                                        
  5.3c  How is energy stored in atoms?                                       
  5.4c  How does light tell us temperatures?                                 
  6.4a  How do we observe invisible light?                                   
  6.3a  How does earth's atmosphere affect ground observations?              
  6.3a  How does earth's atmosphere affect ground observations?              

 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?          
  8.3b  How did the terrestrial planets form?                                
    &   8.3c  How did the Jovian planets form?                               
R 8     Formation of the Solar System                                        
  8.3c  How did the Jovian planets form?                                     
  9.6a  How do we know that Earth's surface is in motion?                    
  9.3b  What geological processes shaped Mercury?                            
    &   9.5a  What are the major geological features of Venus?               
  9.1c  What causes geological activity?                                      
  10.1b How does the greenhouse effect warm a planet?                        
  10.6a How did Earth's atmosphere end up so different?                      
  10.4b Why did Mars change?                                                 

 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?          
  11.1a Are Jovian planets all alike?                                        
  11.2b Why are Jupiter's Galilean moons so geologically active?             
  11.1c What are Jovian planets like on the inside?                          
  11.2b Why are Jupiter's Galilean moons so geologically active?             
  12.1b Why is there an asteroid belt?                                       
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                
  12.3a How big can a comet be?                                               
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                

 Quiz #6                                                                      
  13.2  The Nature of Extrasolar Planets                                      
  13.3a Can we explain the surprising orbits of extrasolar planets?          
  13.1  Detecting Extrasolar Planets                                         
  14.1c What is the Sun's structure?                                          
  14.3c How does solar activity vary with time?                              
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
  24.1b How did life arise on Earth?                                         
  10.6c How is human activity changing our planet?                           
  24.5b Where are the aliens?                                             
  24.9  Climate stability is prime, for intelligent life                     

 



Final Exam Study Guide

   0     Chapter 0: Science and Clear Thinking                                
  0.5   Steps of the Scientific Method                                       
    &   3.4a  How can we distinguish science from nonscience?                
  T     Web essay "On Teaching"                                              
  2.1c  Why do the constellations that you see depend on your latitude, time of year?     
  2.2a  What causes the seasons?                                             
  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?                                  
  4.5b  How does gravity cause tides?                                        
  4.3b  What keeps a planet rotating and orbiting the sun?                    
R 4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                             
  4.4a  What determines the strength of gravity?                             
  5.4c  How does light tell us temperatures?                                 
  5     Light and Matter                                                     
  5.5a  How does light tell us the speed of a distant object?                
  6.3b  Why do we put telescopes in space?                                   
  6.2c  What do astronomers do with telescopes?                              
  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?          
  8.1b  What theory best explains the features of our solar system?          
  8.3a  Why are there two major types of planets?                            
  8.2a  Where did the solar system come from?                                
  9.3a  What geological processes shaped our Moon?                            
  9.1c  What causes geological activity?                                     
  9.4c  What evidence tells us water flowed on Mars?                         
  10.1a What is an atmosphere?                                                
  10.4a What is Mars like today?                                             
  10.1c Why do atmospheric properties vary with altitude?                    
  10.2d How does a planet gain or lose atmospheric gases?                    
  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?                          
  11.2b 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    Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets                                  
  12    Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets                                 
  12.4d How do the Jovian planets affect impact rates?                       
  12.2a What are comets like?                                                 
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
  13    Other Planetary Systems                                              
  13.3a Can we explain the surprising orbits of extrasolar planets?           
  13.1b How do we detect planets around other stars?                         
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
  14.1b Why does the sun shine?                                              
  14.2c How do we know what is happening inside the sun?                     
  14.3a What causes solar activity?                                          
  24.1b How did life arise on Earth?                                         
  24.1c What are the necessities of life?                                    
  24    Life in the Universe                                                
 24.1c What are the necessities of life?