Brian Woodahl (2019)
Brian Woodahl (2007)
(Don't Use Canvas to contact me, use email link)
Office: LD 156-S, 278-9244
Class: Online on Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Is the University open/closed today?
Exam 1 (subject to change): Tuesday, March 9th (10:30 am to 11:45 am)
Exam 2 (subject to change): Tuesday, April 6th (10:30 am to 11:45 am)
Paper due: Friday, April 9th at 11:59 PM
Exam 3 (subject to change): TBA (possibly April 29th or possibly May 6th)
Exams (Using the best 2 out of the three): 85 %
Paper: 15 %
Three exams (none are comprehensive).
Approximately 10 partial-credit questions/problems. Study guides will be posted about a week before the exam.
Scores will be posted online to Canvas (exams are not returned to students).
Students need not take last exam, if they are satisfied with their scores on the first two exams.
Typed, double-spaced, single-sided, and a minimum of one thousand words. Submitted as PDF.
Topics: Pick one topic from the Exam I Study Guide and explain it in detail in your own words.
Make sure you include your full name (upper righthand corner).
Due by 11:59 PM on Friday, April 9th. No late submittals allowed.
The paper must be emailed as a PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a confirmation email from me, verifying I have received it.
If you did not receive an email from me -- I never received your paper!
Standard grading percentages are employed (~70% and above is C range, ~80% and above is B range, ~90% and above is A range).
Plus and minus grades are assigned, but the breaks on these are determined by score groupings.
There is (unadvertised) curving on the C range and to a lesser degree, some curving on the B range.
Check here ( http://woodahl.physics.iupui.edu/Astro105MW/ ) for the latest information regarding our particular class cancellation(s)
Weather related cancellations will be announced on this page -- Please do not email me asking if class has/will be cancelled
Many thanks to Ryan Bertram (Astro A100 student), who introduced me to this neat YouTube video (courtesy of Rob Bryanton, Canadian author) that discusses the ten possible dimensions of our universe.
Many thanks to Tim McCormick (Astro A100 student), who introduced me to this fantistic webpage that models early solar system formation.
Many thanks to Elizabeth Potter (Astro A105 MW student), who showed me this neat webpage highlighting the relative sizes from the Local Group down to Quarks (and the corresponding orders of magnitude, or powers of ten)
Department of Physics, IUPUI - Updated on January 25, 2021 at 1:31 PM EST