Einsteins Universe
Dr. Budick
June 9, 2016
Meyer 102
Practice for First Midterm
1. Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth
(a) by timing the phases of the Moon.
(b) by noting the angle between direction to the Sun and the direction to the Moon whe
Final Exam 001 Fall 2013
Answer all 70 questions. READ EACH QUESTION CAREFULLY.
1. Suppose there was a planet in our solar system located at a distance of R=9.0 x 1012 m. The period of
its orbit about the sun would be
(a) 467 y
(b) 165 y
(c) 286 y
(d) 751
HW #6
If two events can be observed to happen at the same place, but at two different times
then the two events are separated only in time.
We say that:
The two events are separated in a timelike manner
Event A could have caused event B
Event B is in
Einsteins Universe 01
Dr. Budick
October 10, 2013
Meyer 121
First Midterm
1. Aristarchus established that the Sun was much larger than the Moon
(a) simply because it (the Sun) emits light whereas the Moon only reflects light.
(b) by establishing it takes
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe MAP-UA 204
Homework set #2
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. Which of the seven axioms Copernicus proposed in his 1514 pamplet, Commentariolus
(Little Commentary) do we now know are incorrect?
Nicholas Capernicus axi
Einstein's Universe 001
Dr. Budick
March 4, 2014
Meyer 121
Examination 1
Instructions: The exam consists of 50 questions.
1. Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth
(a) by timing the phases of the Moon.
(b) by noting the angle between direction to
Einsteins Universe
Dr. Budick
October 18, 2016
Meyer 121
Practice for First Midterm
1. Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth
(a) by timing the phases of the Moon.
(b) by noting the angle between direction to the Sun and the direction to the Moon
Einsteins Universe 001
Professor B. Budick
Examination 2
1. If two events can be observed to happen at the same place, and at the same time then
(a) the space-time interval of these events is positive.
(b) they are separated in a time-like manner.
(c) the
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Answers EU HW #8
1. If we discover an affect of acceleration on light, why did Einstein feel justified in extending the
cause of the effect to include gravitation as well?
He invoked the Principle of Equiva
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
Lab Report #2
Selena Chen: N10925109
Kinematics
When the elevator went from stationary to moving up:
Position increased at an accelerated speed
Velocity was accelerating
Acceleration was constantly positive
When th
Eratosthenes
1. Measure the size of the Earth with shadows of
stick in well
2. From the size of the Earth, determined the
Moons circumference
3. Also measured the distance to the moon
Aristarchus
1. Calculated the size of the sun
2. Claims a sun-centered
Einsteins Universe
Dr. Budick
June 9, 2016
Meyer 102
Practice for First Midterm
1. Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth
(a) by timing the phases of the Moon.
(b) by noting the angle between direction to the Sun and the direction to the Moon whe
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Homework set #4
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. In what frame of reference are the laws of electromagnetism valid, according to
Einstein?
Laws of electromagnetism are valid in a frame of reference that is moving
Einsteins Universe 001
Professor B. Budick
Examination 2
1. If two events can be observed to happen at the same place, but at two different times then
(a) the space-time interval of these events equals zero.
(b) they are separated in a time-like manner.
(
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Homework set #3
Selena Chen; N10925109
1.What was the natural state of motion according to Newton and Galileo?
Newton and Galileo believes that the natural state of motion is uniform motion, which means a
s
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Homework set #8
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. What was the Great Debate?
Herschel
The Milky Way is the universe
Nebulae are new stars surrounded by debris
(Mount Wilson Observatory)
Harlow Shapley
Evidence 1: d
Math Review
MATH REVIEW
La filosofia scritta in questo grandissimo libro che continuamente ci sta aperto
innanzi a gli occhi (io dico l' universo), ma non si pu intendere se prima non s' impara a
intender la lingua, e conoscer i caratteri, ne' quali scrit
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe MAP-UA 204
Homework set #1
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. Summarize how Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth.
Eratosthenes measured the angle between the Suns direct ray over the well in Syene and the
sti
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Homework set #9
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. What was the timescale difficulty that confronted the Big Bang theory?
Hubble estimated that that the age of the universe is a bit under 2 billion years old, while
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Homework set #11
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. What is the current range of values for the Hubble constant?
The current range of values for the Hubble Constant is 72 km/s/mpc 7km/s/mpc
2. What range of values f
Natural Science I: Einsteins Universe
MAP-UA 204
Homework set #7
Selena Chen; N10925109
1. What kind of decay would you expect for the nucleus 8O11?
2. Why did Pauli think neutrinos existed?
3. Distinguish between nuclear fusion and nuclear fission.
4. Wh
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 8
Nov 3, 2016
1. If we discover some observation that takes place as a result of acceleration, what does
Einstein say must happen if the same experiment is done in a uniform gravitational field?
He
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 6
Oct 19, 2016
1. If two events can be observed to happen at the same place, but at two different times
then the two events are separated only in time. We say that the
(a) the two events are separa
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 1
Sep 15, 2016
1. Summarize how Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth.
Eratosthenes realized that on June 21st each year, the sun was directly overhead Syene, something that
didnt happen
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 2
Sep 22, 2016
1. Which of the seven axioms Copernicus proposed in his 1514 pamphlet, Commentariolus (Little
Commentary) do we now know are incorrect?
Copernicus thought the center of the universe
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 4
Oct 6, 2016
1. List the properties that the ether must have and why it must have them. Identify any apparent
contradiction between these properties.
The ether was incredibly strong, yet strangely
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 11
Nov 24, 2016
1. What was the discovery made by Karl Jansky in the early 1930s that turned out to be
so important to the development of cosmology?
Karl Jansky discovered a radio wave coming from
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 5
Oct 13, 2016
1. What is an event in relativity?
An event in relativity is something that happens at a specific point x in space at a particular time t.
2. In what frame of reference is the time i
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 7
Oct 26, 2016
1. What is an isotope? List the isotopes of hydrogen in order from lighter to heavier.
Which is the most common among them?
An isotope is a variant of a single element, distinguished
Einsteins Universe
Prof Jeremy Tinker
Special Relativity Worksheet
The second midterm exam will require more equations and math than the first. You will not need
calculators (although calculators may be required for some problems on this worksheet). This
Einsteins Universe
Spring 2017
Midterm Exam #1
March 8, 2017
NOTE, March 16, 2017: I am uploading this exam as is. Please note that I accidentally put the
answer to #3 in the question, and that there are 2 number 14s. The exam score is still graded
out of
Einsteins Universe
Prof Tinker
Spring 2017
Midterm Exam #2
April 19, 2017
1. There are four spacecraft flying directly toward Earth. They all pass by a giant asteroid on
their way. The velocities of the spacecrafts, relative to earth, are:
A: 0.5c
B: 0.6c
Einsteins Universe
Dr. Budick
October 18, 2016
Meyer 121
Practice for First Midterm
1. Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth
(a) by timing the phases of the Moon.
(b) by noting the angle between direction to the Sun and the direction to the Moon
Olina Stathopoulou (is1235)
Einsteins Universe - Homework 3
Sep 29, 2016
1.What was the natural state of motion according to Newton and Galileo?
For Newton and Galileo, the natural state of motion is uniform motion, meaning moving in a straight line
at a