AST A105 Homework2

AST A105 Homework2 - A105 Homework #2 Spring 2012, Sec....

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A105 Homework #2 Spring 2012, Sec. 26869 1. Which of the following fundamental misconceptions made Ptolemy's geocentric model very complicated and prevented it from adequately describing the movements of bodies in the Solar System? I) The Sun is at the center of the universe. II) All heavenly bodies move in combinations of perfect circles. III) The Earth is at the center of the universe. IV) The stars never move. A) I and IV B) II only C) III only D) II and III. 2. Galileo discovered that Venus goes through a cycle of phases like the Moon. This suggested that A) Venus moved about the Sun B) Venus moved about the Earth C) the Sun moved about the Earth D) the Earth moved about the Sun 3. Apparent retrograde motion of Mars is explained by a) the Ptolemaic model b) the Copernican model c) the Platonic model
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d ) both a and b e) none of the above 4. Which of the following statements concerning the Heliocentric model of Copernicus is NOT true a) The Sun is at center b) The Earth orbits like any other planet c) The orbits of the inferior planet are smaller than those of the superior planets d) Retrograde motion occurs when we lap Mars & the other superior planets e) Planets have elliptical orbits. 5. The revolution epitomized by Copernicus that still dominates scientific thought could be described as having moved our view of mankind's place in the universe from A) the edge towards the Big Bang. B) a special place to an average place.
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