CALENDER

Week

Start-date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Jan 5

 

DO MA Quiz 0

 

DO Intro. to Mast. Astronomy

READ Ch. 2

 

 

DO MA HW 1

 

(Optional) start

to READ Ch 3

READ Ch 3

2

Jan 12

DO HW 2

 

(Optional) start to READ Ch. 4.

READ Ch. 4 and 5

READ Ch. 4 and 5

DO HW 3

 

(Optional) start READ Ch. 11

READ Ch. 11

3

Jan 19

Holiday - NO CLASS

DO HW 4

 

READ Ch. 12.1

Extra exam prep - calculations by DrJ (after class, optional)

Exam prep - 'astro jeopardy' with Christi (during class)

MID TERM EXAM -- 3.30 PM, SHL 100

4

Jan 26

DO HW 5

READ Ch. 13-14

DO HW 6

READ Ch. 13-14

READ Ch. 16.1-2

DO HW 7

(Optional) start read Ch. 18

5

Feb 2

DO HW 8

READ Ch. 17-18

READ Ch. 17-18

DO HW 9

Read Ch. 19.5

Course review and exam prep

Course review and exam prep

 

FINAL EXAM:

Sat. Feb. 7

3.30-5.30 PM

SHL 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Homework assignments will be on the Mastering Astronomy system. Please go to masteringastronomy.com and register for the class MASUNDQVIST47899. Be sure to select the correct textbook and edition (The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 7th Ed). Detailed information about how to register and find the course is given HERE.

 

These assignments make use of interactive feedback and are designed to use the Socratic Method. Your score will be assigned according to the documentation on the website. For non-essay questions, you will get multiple chances to answer each question, but for most (though not all) you lose credit for each wrong answer. The assignments will be available until the end of the course, but late submissions generally receive a 10% penalty for each day after deadline, with a maximum deduction of 30 %. Hints can be very useful tools if you don't know the answer immediately. The detailed grading policy for a given assignment is documented on the website.

 

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CALENDER:

 

This course calender will be continuosly updated during the course. It is subject to changes.

A DO in the calender means a deadline at 3.00 PM that day.

EXAMS:

 

MID TERM Friday Jan. 23:

 

Will cover Lectures 1-12, Chapters 1-5, 11,12.1 (minus "The magnitude system"), and also "cosmic calculation" 14.1 in book.

 

Sample problems and multiple choice question (now also including answers) in preparation for the mid term can be found here:

 

sample_problems_mt.pdf

 

sample_mc_mt.pdf

 

SOLUTIONS TO MID TERM EXAM HERE: PHYS133_WT15_MT_solutions.pdf

 

 

FINAL EXAM Saturday Feb 7th:

 

1) Final exam will be structured similarly to the mid-term exam, with ~75% multiple-choice, and ~25% short answers/calculations.

 

2) Final will cover the complete course, but be slightly biased (60-70% of questions) toward parts covered after the mid term exam. In total, the exam will thus be on Lectures 1-22, Ch. 1-5, 11-14 (minus 'magnitude system' and 13.4),

16.1-2, 17, 18 (minus 'large-scale structures'), 19.5 in book.

 

3) Sample problems and multiple-choice questions (including answers) from lectures and chapters covered after the mid term (for rest, see above):

 

sample_problems_final_chapters.pdf

 

sample_mc_final_chapters.pdf

 

4) For review lectures and exam-crams, see calendar above. Also, don't forget to use the study area on MA system!