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Syllabus Pehl Astronomy A105 Fall 2006 Saturday Morning (room LD010) IUPUI Textbook: Discovering the Universe, 7th Ed. By Comins & Kaufmann Tests: There are 2 midterm tests of one hour each, and a comprehensive two-hour final. Lectures: The lectures will try to adhere to the schedule listed below. Please be aware that changes can and do happen. Lectures will sometimes cover material not in the textbook. Also, lecture notes will NOT be available as a hand-out. Make a new friend (or two) BEFORE you miss a class and need to get caught up! Cheating: Don’t! If you need clarification, please read the University’s policy on cheating. Classroom Please do not let me see or hear your cell phone while class is in session. Policies Please do not disturb your classmates with food/drink/etc. Please exercise common sense – the rules for your other classes probably apply in this class. If you are not sure, please ask before acting. I will explain further in class. Grades: Grades will be based on a “curve”, the details of which will be discussed in the first class. Drop/WD: Should it become necessary to drop/withdrawal this course, please do so OFFICIALLY! Failure to do so will result in an “F” on your transcript! (University Policy) Attendance: Attendance is taken via “quizzes” and tests. Missed quizzes will not be made up. The definition of a “quiz” will be discussed in the first class. If you must miss a TEST, please e-mail me before or within 24 hours afterwards to schedule the make-up exam. NOTE: If you miss 50% or more of the first 4 weeks without notifying me, the University can (and will) withdrawal you. See the University policy for details. Contact: If you need to contact me, please do so by e-mail. Allow a minimum of 24 hours for a response. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org _________________________________________________________________________________ AUG 26 Syllabus & Class Policies (handouts), Powers of Ten (Appendix A) Temperature Scales (Appendix D), Start Chapter 10, QUIZ AUG 30 Last chance to drop class and get 100% refund SEPT 02 Finish Chapter 10, Atoms & Spectra pgs 105-109, Chapter 3 pgs 62-68, QUIZ SEPT 05 75% refund period ends 6:00pm SEPT 07 Partial Lunar Eclipse (visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia) SEPT 09 Start Chapter 4, QUIZ SEPT 12 50% refund period ends 6:00pm. Pass/Fail option ends 6:00pm SEPT 16 Finish Chapter 4, QUIZ, Review for Test #1 SEPT 19 25% refund period ends 6:00pm SEPT 22 Annular Solar Eclipse (visible from South America, western Africa, Antarctica) SEPT 23 TEST # 1 over all material to date. Bring a soft lead pencil and eraser Start Chapter 11 SEPT 30 Finish Chapter 11, Start Chapter 12 OCT 07 Finish Chapter 12, Start Chapter 13, QUIZ OCT 14 Finish Chapter 13, Start Chapter 14, QUIZ OCT 17 Last day to withdrawal with automatic grade of W (Advisor signature required) OCT 21 ORIONID METEOR SHOWER (typically 20 per hour) OCT 21 Finish Chapter 14, Start Chapter 15, QUIZ OCT 28 Finish Chapter 15, QUIZ, Review for Test #2 OCT 29 Daylight Savings Time ends (Spring Forward, Fall Back) NOV 04 TAURID METEOR SHOWER (typically 15 per hour) NOV 04 TEST # 2 over all material since Test # 1. Bring a soft lead pencil and eraser Start Chapter 16 NOV 11 Finish Chapter 16, Chapter 17, QUIZ NOV 14 Last day to withdrawal with grade of W or F (Advisor & Instructor signatures needed) NOV 16 LEONID METEOR SHOWER (typically 15 meteors per hour) NOV 18 Start Chapter 18, QUIZ NOV 25 BREAK!! No Class Today!! DEC 02 Finish Chapter 18, Start Chapter 19, QUIZ DEC 09 Finish Chapter 19, QUIZ, Course Evaluation (bring a soft lead pencil and eraser) Review for Final Exam (if time allows) DEC 13 GEMINID METEOR SHOWER (typically 50 meteors per hour) DEC 16 FINAL EXAM (same classroom – normal class time) Comprehensive! (Covers everything from AUG 26) Bring a soft lead pencil and eraser DEC 22 URSID METEOR SHOWER (typically 15 meteors per hour) DEC 22 Grades available online Please use the space below to keep track of your quiz and test scores. Thanks!
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