Astronomy 4

Fall, 2017

DeAnza College

Mr. Harrington's Sections


 
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Syllabus (course introduction and schedule) for:

Section 02, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Section 01, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30pm

Section 04, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm


For Exam 1:

Notes on
Our Cosmic Address
(Please read before our first meeting in October.)

Reading overview for Exam 1
(textbook key terms and suggested review questions)

The Planets' Sizes and Distances from the Sun
Please take a look at this table of basic planetary characteristics.
Can you see anything interesting in either column? Anything that looks
like a pattern or otherwise not quite random?
(This is NOT a homework assignment -- just something for you to think about
before our next meeting.)

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
The Study of the Universe
NOTE: It will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.
This is an exception, since you are just getting used to the process.

Click here to view The Study of the Universe again.

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
Observing the Sky
NOTE: It will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.
This is an exception, since you are just getting used to the process.

Want to re-view Observing the Sky?
It's available here.

Short notes on
Regularities in the Solar System
and
Terrestrial and Jovian Planet Types

Video pre-questions and sample answers for
Harmony of the Worlds
segment about Johannes Kepler.
NOTE: After Exam 1, it will not be the usual practice to post video pre-questions.

Practice Test
(including a link to answers)

Notes on
Four Kinds of Motion that Cause
Changes in the Sky

Exam 1 from the Spring Quarter
NOTES: Answers are not provided for
prior quarters' exams.  Also, some of the
questions cover material that we have not
covered in this quarter's version of the course.
Those questions have strike through type.