Example Test Questions for Chapter 3

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Willie Reaves Dr. Richard Williamon PHYS 116 1 September 2011 Example Test Questions for Chapter 3 1. Which of these astronomers devised the first widely-published heliocentric model of celestial movement? a. Johannes Kepler b. Tycho Brahe c. Nicholas Copernicus (CORRECT ANSWER) d. Aristarchus 2. Which of the following describes the amount by which an ellipse is stretched out compared to a perfect circle? a. Retrograde motion b. Eccentricity (CORRECT ANSWER) c. Focus length d. Perihelion 3. Please briefly describe Kepler’s second law of planetary motion. As a planet moves around its orbit, it sweeps out equal areas in equal times. This means that a Planet travels faster when closer to the Sun and slower when farther from the sun.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Which of the following is required for something to be considered science, as opposed to nonscience? a. Must make testable predictions that can be rejected (CORRECT ANSWER) b. Must be verifiable in a scientific laboratory under testing conditions c. Must already be supported by a large number of scientific scholars d. Must result in a hypothesis that is true 5. True of False Due to changes in their atmospheric composition, the planets in the Milky Way galaxy have only orbited elliptically since about the twelfth century. Before that, their orbital patterns were nearly perfect circles. FALSE!...
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