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ISP 205 Review Questions,Week 1 This is not required homework. It will not be graded. Answers will be supplied next week. These questions are intended to help you think about the more important points from my lectures. The exams will ask you about these points, as well as about additional details. But note that the exams will be multiple choice questions. ******************* 1. What do we mean by “the universe”? The sum of all the places that we could possibly travel to, if we did not have to worry about how long it would take us to get there. Meaning that it is all parts of space that actually connect together. 2. Why did the ancient Greek astronomers conclude that the Earth was at the center of the Solar System? What led such smart people to make that mistake? They looked for a change in the angle between pairs of stars next to each other in the sky. They reasoned that if the Earth was circling the Sun, sometimes it would be closer to the stars (when it was on the near side of its orbit) and sometimes further from the same stars (when it was
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course ISP 205 taught by Professor Donahue during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ReviewAnswers1 - ISP 205 Review Questions,Week 1 This is...

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