Brian Woodahl (2021)
Brian Woodahl (2019)
Brian Woodahl (2007)
(Don't Use Canvas to contact me, use email link)
Office: LD 156-S, 278-9244
Class: IO 102, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Is the University open/closed today?
65 questions, multiple choice, review all your notes
Rememberize to bring a #2 pencil, don't be late
''.. I brought my pencil, gimme something to write on, man ..'' OpScan sheets will be provided, pick one up when you enter
One hour of lecture will follow the exam
Exam 1: Tuesday, May 24 (during first hour, then a 1-hour lecture follows)
Exam 2: Tuesday, June 7 (during first hour, then a 1-hour lecture follows)
Paper due: Thursday, June 9 (at beginning of lecture, late submittals earn a zero)
Exam 3: Tuesday, June 21 (during first hour, course ends)
Exams (Using the best 2 out of the three): 85 %
Paper: 15 %
Three exams (none are comprehensive).
Approximately 70 multiple choice questions. Study guides will be posted about a week before the exam.
Scantron sheets will be provided, bring an #2 pencil or HB lead (failure to use pencils will result in a zero).
Scores will be posted online to Canvas (scantrons and exams are not returned or shown to students).
Do not be late, no admittance once the first student has turned in their exam.
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.
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 Thursday, June 9, at beginning of lecture. Late submittals will earn a zero. Electronic submittals are not accepted and will also earn a zero.
Standard grading percentages are employed (70% and above is C, 80% and above is B, 90% and above is A)
There is (unadvertised) curving on the C range and to a lesser degree, some curving on the B and A ranges.
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 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 May 16, 2022 at 8:15 AM EDT