GEOL 1020 - STUDY GUIDE FOR GEOL 1020 Exam 1 Fall, 2008 The...

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STUDY GUIDE FOR GEOL 1020 Exam 1 – Fall, 2008 The content of the 1 st exam will follow the content of the lectures to this point. Questions on anything discussed in the assigned readings are possible but the exam with concentrate on the themes we developed in class. Expect the exam to have about 40 questions. In keeping with my comments in the first paragraph, I would suggest that your study strategy should emphasize doing all you can to become comfortable with what we’ve discussed in lectures (including clicker questions) and labs. However, don’t ignore the readings from the book or the reserve readings. These materials cover many of the same topics in a different way and they can be very useful in helping you to understand the material covered in the lectures. OUTLINE OF MATERIAL COVERED FOR EXAM #1 1. Origin of the universe a. When and how did the universe form? b. What forces control the workings of the universe and over what length scales are they effective? c. What tools have astronomers used to reconstruct the history of the universe? d. What ordinary elements and exotic materials composed the early universe? 2. Science as a way of knowing a. What distinguishes science from other ways humans gain knowledge? b. What is the scientific method and what are the alternate approaches to its application? c. What confidence level do scientists ascribe to hypotheses and theories, respectively? d.
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GEOL 1020 - STUDY GUIDE FOR GEOL 1020 Exam 1 Fall, 2008 The...

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