Astronomy 123: First Homework Assignment
Date Due: May 1, 1996
How to turn in: email the assignment (or the web address) to
Important Information: Since the campus network allows student-to-student
communication and since this network is part of the on campus learning
infrastructure, students should make use of it. Past experience shows
that students won't make use of it unless they are assigned to do so.
For this homework assignment, you are
REQUIRED to collaborate
with at least one other student. You can work in group sizes as large
as 5. Each individual in that group could be assigned a particular
question which would allow the group to complete the assignment in
a more efficient manner.
OPTIONAL If you want to prepare a web page in response
to this assignment that would be great.
Provide some information in response to the following questions. This
is best done by using an internet search engine and typing in a key
word related to the question. A good compliation of linked search
engines can be found
You may use the Lab in 112 Willamette as your Internet
Access Point. It is generally open in the afternoons
for student use.
- What was the COBE mission of NASA and what were its main results?
- What is a neutrino and why might it be cosmologically relevant?
- What is Dark Matter?
- Here is a race to see if you can find this faster on the Internet than
you can in a library. Quote the last two sentences of Aristotle's essay
on Physics which was written approximately in the year 350 BC.
- Watch a movie showing the formation of structure in the Universe
and tell me where you found it. These are nominally called N-body
- In what year and for what physical process did Einstein win the Nobel