An Introduction to Solar System Astronomy
Prof. Richard Pogge, MTWThF 9:30
|Homework||Worksheet||Handed Out||Due Date||Extras|
|1||Homework 1 [60kb PDF]||Friday, Sept 22||Friday, Sept 29|
|2||Homework 2 [27kb PDF]||Monday, Oct 9||Monday, Oct 16||Solution set [60kb PDF]|
|3||Homework 3 [15kb PDF]||Tuesday, Oct 24||Tuesday, Oct 31||Solution set [47kb PDF]|
|4||Homework 4 [29kb PDF]||Monday, Nov 6||Monday, Nov 13||Solution set [94kb PDF]|
|5||Homework 5 [22kb PDF]||Monday, Nov 20||Wednesday, Nov 29|
Each homework assignment consists of a short set of five (5) multiple-choice questions. The questions are open-book, open-notes, open-discussion. The answers must be returned on the bubble sheets provided in class on the due date.
Collectively the homework will count for 15% of the final grade, the equivalent of one in-class quiz, so doing well on the homework will help pull your grade up.
These are not practice exams, instead they are an opportunity for me to ask more challenging or involved questions than I can reasonably ask during a quiz or the final exam. These questions are designed to get you thinking about and discussing the course topics in an active way. I strongly encourage you to form study groups to discuss the questions among yourselves, but in the end you must decide on the final answers yourself (beware the perils of group-think, which can lead down the wrong path as often as not!).
We have your homework assignments graded and ready to hand back in class on the Wednesday following the due date. The exception is the last homework assignment, for which we hope to have them back to you by Thursday, Nov 30, 1 so you can use them to study for the Final Examl on Wednesday, December 6.