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1. Yes or No, The symbol represents the Sun.


2. The symbol may also represent or have represented?

3. Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea versus a control group is feasible for mathematical astronomy is called a


4. True or False, A control group may be used in mathematical astronomy to demonstrate no effect or a standard effect versus a novel effort applied to a treatment group.


5. Astronomy is not purely mathematics because of which phenomena?

the Sun
displacements consist of a number plus a dimension such as kilometers
a late-summer rainstorm

6. True or False, The symbol π represents an irrational number encountered when calculating cyclical or circular celestial phenomena.


7. One use of mathematics with respect to an object in the sky is the calculation of its

8. True or False, The purpose of a treatment group in mathematical astronomy is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.


9. An astronomical entity with no mathematics attached may be which of the following?

the Sun
a meteorite impact
an astronomer
a late-summer rainstorm
the Moon

10. Complete the text:

Scientific notation (more commonly known as standard form) is a way of writing that are too big or too small to be conveniently written in form.

11. True or False, The average value of the radius of the Earth's orbit around the Sun is a displacement.


12. Which of the following is not a real number?

1.205 E -06

13. True or False, In the arrangement of symbols 40Ar, 40 is an atomic number.


14. True or False, In the symbol string K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2O, the · means multiplication.


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