Astronomy 280
Fall 2004

Information | Outline | Guidelines | Notices

Format of the Final Exam

The final exam will take place on Thursday, Dec 16 from 12 to 2:00 pm in Wat 420. It will be in two parts.

The first part of the final will consist of a number of short written answers to questions on topics drawn from the second half of the course, i.e. the material covered since the midterm. This part of the exam will comprise 30% of the grade.

The second part of the final (the other 70%) will consist of a large number (not finalized yet) of multiple choice, T-F and fill-in-the-blank questions covering the entire course. These questions will be designed to test the main points of the material.

The material to be covered on the final includes all class material up to and including the second- last day of class. This corresponds to chapters 1 - 11 of the textbook. Chapter 12, "Galaxy Formation", and the final day's lecture, will not be tested. Use the class notes as a guide to what will be covered in the exam.

If you have questions, feel free to call me (956-8379; leave your phone number or email if I'm not there and I'll get back to you) or email ( If you have extended questions, you might want to make an appointment to discuss things.