Homework 1 handout - HW1 Due Thursday January 30 If words are required in an answer then the answer should be expressed in a complete sentence If a

Homework 1 handout - HW1 Due Thursday January 30 If words...

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HW1: Due Thursday January 30 If words are required in an answer, then the answer should be expressed in a complete sentence. If a number is required in an answer, then the number should have the correct number of significant figures, and should include units. If you are asked a multiple choice question, you are required to indicate all correct answers (and there may be more than one). Remember to show all work, and be legible and clear. Your homework should be returned on a separate piece of paper. 1. How many significant figures are there in each of the following numbers? (Hint: Write the 2. If each of the three numbers above were part of a multiplication or division calculation, how many significant figures would the final answer have? What about for addition? 3. The iconic dome of Van Vleck Observatory, visible from Foss Hill, is 11 m in diameter. In our Wes Scale Solar System, if we assume that the Sun just fits inside the VVO dome (i.e., it has a diameter of 11 m), then: a) What diameter would the Earth be in this scale model? b) What distance from VVO would the Earth sit in this scale model?
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