ASTR 100 (Veilleux)
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Be sure to try the "Test Yourself" Questions at the end of each chapter (answers are on page AQ-1 after the Glossary) - this is a great way to see if you are absorbing the material. It is also an excellent way to practice for the exams, which will include multiple choice questions similar to these ones. I recommend doing this throughout the semester for each of the chapters that we cover.

Always put your name and section number at the top of your homework! Also make sure to explain your answers.

Homework #2 (20 Points) Due Tuesday Sep. 18

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 3 (Page 30)
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#3
Unit 4 (Page 38)
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#1
Unit 5 (Page 46)
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#4
Unit 6 (Page 58)
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#1
Unit 8 (Page 76)
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#1
Unit 10 (Page 91)
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#2

Extra Credit (2 Points): Go to the class web page and explore the link Computer Programs located just below "Material to Help You Out". Use the "Astronomical Distances" program to find out how quickly you can get to the nearest star.

Homework #3 (20 Points) Due Thursday Sep. 27

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 12 (Page 108)
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#1
Unit 14 (Page 123)
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#3
Unit 16 (Page 133)
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#1
Unit 17 (Page 136)
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#1
Unit 18 (Page 141)
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#4
Unit 20 (Page 150)
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#4

Extra Credit (4 Points): Go to the Computer Programs link from the main class web page (under Material to Help You out). Run the "Scientific Notation" program until you are sure that you can do this type of problem in your sleep (or on a midterm!). What happens when you get a problem right? Do the same for the "Working with Equations" program. If you have trouble doing either of these problems, be sure to talk to your TA about it. These are the ONLY type of math problems that I will ask you to do on a test.

Homework #4 (20 Points) Due Tuesday Oct. 9

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 19 (Page 145)
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#2
Unit 33 (Page 250)
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#4
Unit 34 (Page 257)
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#1
Unit 37 (Page 289)
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#2
Unit 38 (Page 295)
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#1
Unit 44 (Page 349)
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#1

Extra Credit (4 Points): Go to the Astronomy Picture of the Day link from the main class web page (under Material to Help You out). Describe in a few sentences the image displayed on this website. Make sure to tell us on which day you looked at the website.

Homework #5 (20 Points) Due Thursday Oct. 25

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 46 (Page 371)
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#4
Unit 47 (Page 381)
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#3
Unit 21 (Page 158)
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#5
Unit 23 (Page 172)
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#2
Unit 25 (Page 184)
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#1
Unit 29 (Page 210)
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#1

Extra Credit (4 Points): Follow one of the SOLAR SYSTEM links from the main class web page (under Material to Help You out). Explore some of the sublinks, and write a paragraph summarizing what you find, and a paragraph describing what you learned (Use your own words!)

Homework #6 (20 Points) Due Tuesday Nov. 6

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 51 (Page 422)
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#1, #2
Unit 52 (Page 433)
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#2
Unit 54 (Page 450)
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#3
Unit 55 (Page 461)
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#1
Unit 57 (Page 472)
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#4

Extra Credit (4 Points): Feeling stressed? Slam some asteroids and comets into the Earth and see what happens on the "Solar System Collisions" webpage (Follow the Computer Programs link). Describe what happens -- and how often -- for asteroids of several different sizes (small, medium, large, HUGE!). Imagine a rocky asteroid moving at 20 km/s, how big does it have to be to create a magnitude 9.5 earthquake?

Homework #7 (20 Points) Due Tuesday Nov. 20

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 62 (Page 511)
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#4
Unit 65 (Page 532)
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#1
Unit 66 (Page 540)
#1
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Unit 70 (Page 576)
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#3
Unit 72 (Page 593)
#3
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Unit 73 (Page 602)
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#1

Extra Credit (4 Points): Follow one of the STARS & OUR GALAXY links from the main class web page (under Material to Help You out). Explore some of the sublinks, and write a paragraph summarizing what you find, and a paragraph describing what you learned (Use your own words!)

Homework #8 (20 Points) Due Thursday Dec. 6

Unit
Questions for Review
Problems
Unit 74 (Page 611)
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#3
Unit 75 (Page 622)
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#1, #4
Unit 76 (Page 631)
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#3
Unit 77 (Page 639)
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#2
Unit 78 (Page 646)
#2
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Unit 79 (Page 654)
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#1

Extra Credit (4 Points): Follow one of the OTHER GALAXIES links from the main class web page (under Material to Help You out). Explore some of the sublinks, and write a paragraph summarizing what you find, and a paragraph describing what you learned (Use your own words!)


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