Wright State University Lake Campus/2019-1/Phy1060/Notes
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Later: Coriolis effect: https://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/ocean_education/TheOceanInMotion.pdf
1/15 (T) Link to textbook. Exponential notation.
- Textbook:We got to https://cnx.org/contents/LnN76Opl@17.1:bRq9BafY@8/Numbers-in-Astronomy
- Student Essay: exponential notation
1/16 (W) Chapter 1: A brief tour
- Slides 01: A brief tour
1/17 (R) Chapter 2: Birth of Astronomy
- Slides 02: Nighttime sky - Birth of astronomy
MLK off 1/21(M)
1/22 (T) Coriolis force
1/23 (W) Slides: 3 Orbits and Gravity
1/24 (R) Newton's dark secrets and intro to calculus
1/25 (F) Newton's dark secrets and exponential growth on a spreadsheet
Finish Newton and perhaps do exponential growth on a spreadsheet.
1/28 (M) Ch4 Earth, Moon, and Sky
2/1 (F) Ch 5 Radiation and Spectra
2/4 (M) Ch 6 Astronomical Instruments
2/5 (T) Ch7 Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System
2/8 (F) Strike ends
2/12 (T) Chasing Pluto
2/13 (W) Chasing Pluto
2/14 (R): Chasing Pluto test
2/15 (15): Ch8 Earth as a Planet
2/18 (M) Ch 9 Cratered Worlds
Got to page 13
No classes 3/4(M)-3/9(S)
3/11 (M) Ch20 & Computers
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
- 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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Monday March 25, 2019 for inclusion in the program.
3/14 (R) Quiz
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Chapter 23 death of stars
Played with the two experiments: simultanaety and spray diagrams 2d
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=f1f2f3 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.
- Borodin, Alexander: string quartet No. 2 in D, 3rd movement
Last day of classes is 4/27(S)
Discussed fina. See below.
continue with above.
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 1-3 pm. You will be informed by Pilot before Friday.
- Regardless of whether you take the final exam, you must submit 10-15 exam questions. This is required by all students, but not all students are required to take the final exam on Wednesday 1 May from 1-3pm.
- Attach a pdf, word, or excel document to an email to email@example.com
- 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.
2:00 PM deadline for submitting preliminary version of takehome. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be off-campus 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.
Final exam is Monday 1 May for those who wish to take it. A study guide can be found at this link:
I will be available for most of the day.
11:59 PM deadline for submitting final version of the takehome.