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Re: Astronomy C

Post by yousmellchinese123 » March 17th, 2012, 10:08 am

Do you guys know where a good source would be to get to the more complicated mathematics portion of this event? I think I have built a good basis already and am ready to try to reach for another level.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Cheesy Pie » March 19th, 2012, 2:22 pm

I have this college textbook about astrophysics. I don't know where to get it; I got it at a summer camp.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by pihi » March 19th, 2012, 8:12 pm

yousmellchinese123 wrote:Do you guys know where a good source would be to get to the more complicated mathematics portion of this event? I think I have built a good basis already and am ready to try to reach for another level.
The equations are pretty easy if you've already taken Alg 2. If you haven't...learn logs and you're pretty much set. Ask me anything else if you need it.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Swag » March 21st, 2012, 2:42 pm

Would a test from last year be useful? Was the event different? Were the DSO's different? Cause I'm looking at a test from last year and I'm lost.... I'm hoping that's because the topic is at least slightly different.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by manutd94 » March 21st, 2012, 2:52 pm

Swag wrote:Would a test from last year be useful? Was the event different? Were the DSO's different? Cause I'm looking at a test from last year and I'm lost.... I'm hoping that's because the topic is at least slightly different.
Yep, the topic last year was much different - Active and Normal Galaxies as opposed to this year's topic of Stellar Evolution.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by AlphaTauri » March 21st, 2012, 2:52 pm

Yep, last year was AGNs and things like that; this year is stellar evolution...pretty different. And the DSOs for this year are all new (compared to last year), so most of last year's tests are completely irrelevant to this year. However, the math stays basically the same from year to year, so that's definitely useful, to get a sense of what the questions are like (although difficulty of the math definitely varies from test to test).
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Swag » March 21st, 2012, 3:20 pm

Fewwww. Okay, thanks! Haha that's a relief. I was really worried.. ;)


Also does anyone have an idea on what types of questions we will be asked? I mean I know the topic but I can't find a good practice test because they're all from last year....
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by pihi » March 22nd, 2012, 12:17 pm

Swag wrote:Fewwww. Okay, thanks! Haha that's a relief. I was really worried.. ;)


Also does anyone have an idea on what types of questions we will be asked? I mean I know the topic but I can't find a good practice test because they're all from last year....
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by bookluvr-yoyo39 » March 25th, 2012, 7:15 am

Just for clarification, are we allowed to bring iPads, instead of or with another laptop?

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Re: Astronomy C

Post by AlphaTauri » March 25th, 2012, 9:24 am

Yes, I'd wager an iPad counts as a tablet computer: http://soinc.org/node/880
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