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Phy1060 (Astronomy)
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Syllabus  Notes  Pilot textbook  Astronomy college course  Phy1060/Old studyguide  slides  wright.miraheze.org
Week 1[edit]
Later: Coriolis effect: https://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/ocean_education/TheOceanInMotion.pdf
1/15 (T) Link to textbook. Exponential notation.[edit]
 Textbook:We got to https://cnx.org/contents/LnN76Opl@17.1:bRq9BafY@8/NumbersinAstronomy
 Student Essay: exponential notation
1/16 (W) Chapter 1: A brief tour[edit]
 Slides 01: A brief tour
 https://cnx.org/contents/LnN76Opl@17.1:vJqc7PER@11/AConclusionandaBeginning
1/17 (R) Chapter 2: Birth of Astronomy[edit]
 Slides 02: Nighttime sky  Birth of astronomy
 https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/stargazerscorner/solareclipselabsunnyday/
1/18 (F)[edit]
Week 2[edit]
MLK off 1/21(M)
1/22 (T) Coriolis force[edit]
1/23 (W) Slides: 3 Orbits and Gravity[edit]
w:Ptolemy's world map Ch 3 slides gravity
1/24 (R) Newton's dark secrets and intro to calculus[edit]
Newton's Dark Secrets: Slope of a parabola at x=0:
1/25 (F) Newton's dark secrets and exponential growth on a spreadsheet[edit]
Finish Newton and perhaps do exponential growth on a spreadsheet.
Week 3[edit]
1/28 (M) Ch4 Earth, Moon, and Sky[edit]
2/1 (F) Ch 5 Radiation and Spectra[edit]
Week 4[edit]
2/4 (M) Ch 6 Astronomical Instruments[edit]
2/5 (T) Ch7 Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System[edit]
2/8 (F) Strike ends[edit]
Week 5[edit]
2/12 (T) Chasing Pluto[edit]
2/13 (W) Chasing Pluto[edit]
2/14 (R): Chasing Pluto test[edit]
2/15 (15): Ch8 Earth as a Planet[edit]
Week 6[edit]
2/18 (M) Ch 9 Cratered Worlds[edit]
Got to page 13
2/19 (T)[edit]
2/20 (W)[edit]
2/21 (R)[edit]
2/22 (F)[edit]
Week 7[edit]
2/25 (M)[edit]
2/26 (T)[edit]
2/27 (W)[edit]
2/28 (R)[edit]
3/1 (F)[edit]
Chapter 19
Spring Break[edit]
No classes 3/4(M)3/9(S)
Week 9[edit]
3/11 (M) Ch20 & Computers[edit]
3/12 (T)[edit]
I will allow contributions to the following Symposium to replace all or part your exam scores. If it replaces final exam, you must do work after the last day of class. Chapter 21
Symposium[edit]
 Students interested in presenting a poster that presents new numerical questions using Python, Excel, Matlab are encouraged to submit a poster. I will help you with the details.Guy vandegrift (discuss • contribs) 18:57, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
 https://lake.wright.edu/research/researchsymposium
 The symposium will be held in Dicke Hall on Thursday April 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:30pm. * Refreshments will be provided.
 If you would like to present at this year’s symposium please RSVP your project title, author names, and brief abstract to stephen.jacquemin@wright.edu by the end of the day on Monday March 25, 2019 for inclusion in the program.
3/13 (W)[edit]
3/14 (R) Quiz[edit]
Quiz:
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3/15 (F)[edit]
Week 10[edit]
3/18 (M)[edit]
3/19 (T)[edit]
Chapter 23 death of stars
3/20 (W)[edit]
3/21 (R)[edit]
3/22 (F)[edit]
Week 11[edit]
3/25 (M)[edit]
3/26 (T)[edit]
3/27 (W)[edit]
3/28 (R)[edit]
3/29 (F)[edit]
Played with the two experiments: simultanaety and spray diagrams 2d
Week 12[edit]
4/1 (M)[edit]
4/2 (T)[edit]
4/3 (W)[edit]
4/4 (R)[edit]
4/5 (F)[edit]
Week 13[edit]
4/8 (M)[edit]
Lab: Drake's equation
 Make a sketch showing why N = RL where R is the rate of formation and L is the lifetime.
 Do an excel spreadsheet showing how f=f_{1}f_{2}f_{3} for two coins and one dice. Verify the approximation that the standard deviation of S is where N is the number of attempts, and S=Nf is the number of successes.
4/9 (T)[edit]
4/10 (W)[edit]
4/11 (R)[edit]
 Borodin, Alexander: string quartet No. 2 in D, 3rd movement
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhP1GnAvm0w
4/12 (F)[edit]
https://physics.weber.edu/schroeder/ua/default.html w:Celestial_spheres and w:
Week 14[edit]
4/15 (M)[edit]
This alleviates most of my skepticism about the black hole.
4/16 (T)[edit]
4/17 (W)[edit]
https://phys.org/news/201904variationsfogginessuniversemilestonecosmic.html
4/18 (R)[edit]
4/19 (F)[edit]
Week 15[edit]
Last day of classes is 4/27(S)
4/22 (M)[edit]
Discussed fina. See below.
4/23 (T)[edit]
4/24 (W)[edit]
black hole  Elsewhere  World line
4/25 (R)[edit]
continue with above.
4/26 (F)[edit]
https://www.livescience.com/65300hawkingblackholetheoryunlikely.html
Astronomy_Final_Exam_2019[edit]
Takehome final exam for all, in class final for some
 Details will be announced on Wikiversity on Friday 26 April. These details will include what grade you will get if you don't take the final exam multiple choice test on Wednesday 1 May 13 pm. You will be informed by Pilot before Friday.
 Regardless of whether you take the final exam, you must submit 1015 exam questions. This is required by all students, but not all students are required to take the final exam on Wednesday 1 May from 13pm.
 Attach a pdf, word, or excel document to an email to guy.vandegrift@wright.edu
 You are encouraged to include short explanations. If you have "poor" or unfinished questions already typed up, don't hesitate to include them as well.
4/29 (M)[edit]
2:00 PM deadline for submitting preliminary version of takehome. Email it to guy.vandegrift@wright.edu
4/30 (T)[edit]
I will be offcampus all day, but plan to email you with a tentative grade, with suggestions on how to improve it by either adding more questions, or taking the final exam.
5/1 (W)[edit]
Final exam is Monday 1 May for those who wish to take it. A study guide can be found at this link:
Wright_State_University_Lake_Campus/20191/Phy1060/Old_studyguide#FE_Monday_1_May_2019
5/2 (R)[edit]
I will be available for most of the day.
5/3 (F)[edit]
11:59 PM deadline for submitting final version of the takehome.