# Astronomy 1 Homework

Homework Assignments

Note: The written homework is worth 20% of the total points for the course, and the course is not graded on the curve. Failure to do the homework will have a very negative effect on your grade!

Solutions to the homework assignments, midterm scores, etc are posted at http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~astro1/f2008/HW1Sol.pdf

http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~astro1/f2008/HW2Sol.pdf

etc.

http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~astro1/f2008/Midterm1Scores.pdf

• Homework Assignment #1
(due Friday, October 3, 2008, at 3:30 p.m.)

--- 10 questions
--- worth 1.875% of the total points for the course
• Homework Assignment #2
(due Friday, October 10, 2008, at 3:30 p.m.)

--- 10 questions
--- worth 1.875% of the total points for the course
• Homework Assignment #3
(due Friday, October 17, 2008, at 3:30 p.m.)

--- 10 questions
--- worth 1.875% of the total points for the course
• Homework Assignment #4
(due Friday, October 31, 2008, at 3:30 p.m.)

--- 10 questions
--- worth 1.875% of the total points for the course
• Homework Assignment #5
(due Friday, November 7, 2008, at 3:30 p.m.)

--- 10 questions
--- worth 1.875% of the total points for the course
• Homework Assignment #6
(due Friday, November 14, 2008, at 3:30 p.m.)

--- 10 questions
--- worth 1.875% of the total points for the course
(not to be handed in!)

Guidelines for Doing Astronomy Homework

1. Write your name and perm number, the words Astronomy 1, and the date and time of the discusssion section that you attend (which may be different than the one in which you are enrolled) in block letters on all pages.

2. Write up the problems in the same order in which they are assigned. Indicate very clearly which problem you are working on. Draw a box around your final answer.

3. The method you use to get the answer is just as important as the answer itself. Clearly explain your answer for word problems, and clearly show all your work for numerical problems. Watch your handwriting! Imagine how your handwriting will look to the grader at 1:00 AM. If you prefer, you can use a word processing program rather than handwriting.

4. Staple all pages together. Unstapled pages will not be graded! If you use a spiral binder, remove the tags of paper that remain when you rip out the page.

5. You may work with others on homework, but your grade depends on your individual performance. Your work must be written in your own words. If you copy another student's work, both you and the student from whom you copied will receive a zero for that assignment. In addition, a Faculty Report Form for Academic Misconduct will be sent to the Office of the Dean of Students, and you may be referred to the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct. Your suspension from the University may result. This is not an idle threat, but simply what will happen if you copy another student's work.

6. LATE HOMEWORK IS NOT ACCEPTED.