**Hour Exam 1**

- Information
- First Page: FrontPageHE1.pdf
- Sample Questions: HE1_SampleQs.pdf
- Exam with solutions

**Hour Exam 2**

- Information
- First Page: FrontPageHE2.pdf
- Sample Questions: HE2_SampleQs.pdf
- Exam with solutions

**Final Exam**

- Information
- First page and sample questions: FinalSampleQ.pdf

Homework will be posted each Friday (except the Friday before an exam) and will be due in class the following Friday.

You are strongly encouraged to work with partners on the homework! However, you should make sure that you understand every aspect of every problem, and you should write up and hand in your own solution! Be assured that some of the exam questions will be very similar to previous homework assignments!

Your solution should be legible and include all calculations together
with explanations of what you're doing. **The TA is not responsible for
deciphering unreadable or unintelligible solution sets!** You may not
get any credit if you just state the final answer.

If the final answer is obviously wrong (e.g., you find that the radius of the sun is 3 cm), comment! Otherwise, you may not get partial credit!

Assignment | Due Date | Problems | Solutions |
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HW 1 | Fri Sept 3 | hw1.pdf | answers: hw1_key.pdf |

HW 2 | Fri Sept 10 | hw2.pdf | answers: hw2_key.pdf |

HW 3 | Fri Sept 17 | hw3.pdf | answers: hw3_key.pdf |

HW 4 | Fri Oct 1 | hw4.pdf | answers: hw4_key.pdf |

HW 5 | Fri Oct 8 | hw5.pdf | answers: hw5_key.pdf |

HW 6 | Fri Oct 15 | hw6.pdf | answers: hw6_key.pdf |

HW 7 | Fri Oct 22 | hw7.pdf | answers: hw7_key.pdf |

HW 8 | Fri Nov 5 | hw8.pdf | answers: hw8_key.pdf |

HW 9 | Fri Nov 12 | hw9.pdf | answers: hw9_key.pdf |

HW 10 | Fri Dec 3 | hw10.pdf | answers: |

The penultimate homework uses computer-based
analysis to get important astrophysics results.
There are two options, one involving
basic programming to simulate a star, the other involving
collection and analysis to derive properties of galaxies
in the local and distant universe.
You should **choose one** of these projects
and do them. The workload is intended to be about the same as a usual
homework.

Computational Project Option #1: A White Dwarf in Your Computer | pdf file |
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Computational Project Option #2: Surveying the Universe Online | pdf file |

- Night observing
- schedule, information, and directions
- report form: pdf file

- Solar observing
- schedule, information, and directions
- report form: pdf file

- Planetarium
- schedule, information, and directions
- report form: pdf file

Brian Fields Last modified: Sun Feb 13 19:14:26 CST 2011