ASTR 101 (Hamilton)
FINAL EXAM (200 points)
Monday, Dec. 14 from 8:00am-10:00am

Details of the Exam

The exam will be given on Monday December 14 in PHYS 1412 from 8:00am - 10:00am. 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 less than 2 hours 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 50 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 eight to ten questions worth a total of 100 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 questions after you have finished to make sure that you have answered them as completely as possible!

The exam is cumulative and will cover all lecture material and Chapters 1-15 in the book. The material since the second midterm will be more heavily weighted. If you have been keeping up in the class by attending lecture, section and lab, reading and studying the book, reviewing your notes, doing your homework, and going over your corrected homeworks, section material, labs, and exams, you should be in good shape to take the final. It is a good idea to review this material again during the week before the final 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 PHYS 1412 on Friday, December 11 from 6:00pm-8:00pm held by two of the ASTR101 TAs. Please bring lots of questions to the review session; this is your last chance to get help from experts!

Extended Office Hours

The Prof. and TAs will hold their usual office hours Monday-Friday. Dr. Hamilton will have extra office hours Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30pm-3:00pm. Drop by with questions! The Prof and TAs will also be available for appointments - just email or call us to arrange this.

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