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AST 112
MWF 9:4010:30
STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM 1
1.
YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR LAPTOP OR YOUR CELLPHONE
2.
YOU CANNOT SHARE A TEXTBOOK
2.HINTS ON TAKING "OPEN BOOK AND NOTES
" TESTS
:
a.
Study as if it were a closed book test. You do not have time to look up each answer
.
b.
Carefully read the Chapter Summary, learn the “New Terms”, try to do the Review Questions,
and the Discussion Questions. Work as many problems as you can. Feel free to ask me if you
are having problems doing them.
c.
Don't forget the index or the glossary.
d.
Read the test questions carefully!
e.
Go through the test once and answer all the questions that you can. Then go back and do the
other questions.
f. Mark on the test booklet
: cross off obviously wrong answers, work the problems, and show your
work. Circle the answer on the test booklet  this is the last resort if you have made a mistake
on the answer sheet.
g.
Carefully darken in the answer on the answer sheet, do not rip, mutilate, fold, or spindle it.
h.
Check your answer sheet. Make sure you have answered all 50 questions.
i.
MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NAME IS ON THE ANSWER SHEET AND YOU
HAVE PUT IN YOUR FULL AFFILIATE ID NUMBER[RIGHT HAND NUMBER]
LEFT JUSTIFIED
. I will subtract points if this is not done.
BRING A PICTURE ID. I WILL ASK YOU TO PLACE IT ON THE TABLE IN FRONT OF
YOU AND I WILL GO AROUND THE CLASS DURING THE EXAM CHECKING EACH
ID.
Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data
a.
Look at the Units  remember that I do not use the SI Units  just cgs units
b.
Look at the material in Tables A1 through A6
c.
Review Conversions. Note that if you watch what units you are using, then the ones you don’t
want will cancel out.
d.
Review the different types of temperature. I will mostly use the Kelvin scale.
e.
Review Powers of 10. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of exponents.
f.
Know the prefixes for the metric system. How big is a nanometer? A Megameter?
Chapter 1. The Scale of the Cosmos
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a.
Review scientific notation. How do we work with things like 3 x 10
3
times 0.00012 and so on.
b.
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