ASTR 100 (Hamilton)
EXAM I (100 points)
Friday, March 14

Details of the Exam

The exam will be given during lecture on Friday March 14 (normal time and place - PHYS 1412 9:00am - 9:50am). I will ask you to wait outside in the hall until the TAs and I have the exams laid out on the seats in the classroom. Please be patient; the exam should take 50 minutes to complete, so you should have plenty of time. Bring a #2 pencil to the exam - notes, books, and calculators are not allowed!

There will be 25 multiple choice question worth 2 points each. For each one, choose the best answer from the available choices. In addition, there will be a short answer section with four questions worth a total of 50 points. A few of these may involve interpreting mathematical equations, however, any equations that you need will be given to you so you don't need to memorize them. Written responses to short answer questions will be graded on completeness. It is always a good idea to go back and re-read the question after you have finished to make sure that you have answered it as completely as possible!

The exam will cover the lecture material through March 12, and the material in the book through Chapter 8 (except for Chapters 3 and 4). If you have been keeping up in the class by attending lecture and section, reading and studying the book, reviewing your notes, doing your homework, and going over your corrected homeworks, you should be in good shape to take the midterm. It is a good idea to review this material again during the week before the midterm so that it will be fresh in your mind. Don't just cram the night before the exam!

Review Session

There will be a review session in CSS 2400 on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00pm-9:00pm led by one of the TAs, Vanessa Lauberg. Please bring lots of questions to the review session; this is your chance get help from an expert!

Extended Office Hours

Dr. Hamilton will hold extra office hours Wednesday March 12 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Ask your TA about extended office hours that they might hold.

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