PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy - 2016 Fall
E-mail: ringwald[at]csufresno.edu and
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Phone: (559) 278-8426 |
Also: (559) 278-2371
Office: McLane Hall J-wing Room 11 (near the ground-floor Women's
Room and east of McLane 161)
Office hours (between August 22 and December 8): MWTh 3:30-5:20
If students need to see Professor Ringwald outside office hours,
please call or e-mail first.
You don't need an appointment to come in during office hours.
This is time set aside for students, when Professor Ringwald will be
You can get homework help, free tutoring, or review sessions
before exams, personalized just for you.
Please feel free to contact me, if you have any problems whatsoever in
this course: or if you're doing well, and just want to talk about the
wonders and mysteries of the Universe. It's in my interest, and I care,
that you do well!
News, updated 2016 December 8:
- The PSci 21 Final Exam will be comprehensive, covering all
material in the entire PSci 21 course, including labs, especially Lab 9
on the H-R diagram. It will be an closed-book, closed-notes exam, like
the Mid-Term Exams, but longer, with 100 multiple-choice questions in 115
minutes. It will be given on Wednesday, December 14, from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m. in the regular classroom (Science 1, Room 147).
Bring to the Final Exam:
- Number 2 pencils,
- Scientific calculators,
- Important: 882-E or 882-ES Scantron forms.
Re-read all the assigned reading, including:
- Chapters 1-32 of Astronomy for Beginners,
- Pages 9-35, 66-72, 108-121, and 127-138 of The Stars, by H. A.
- All labs, especially Lab 9, on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram,
- Since the Final Exam will be comprehensive, the best places to begin
studying are Mid-Term Exam 1 and Mid-Term Exam 2, and Lab 9.
Cell phones or any other device that can communicate outside the classroom
will not be allowed during PSci 21 exams, even if used only as calculators
with the communications functions turned off.
Do the readings, and take notes while reading
in a distraction-free environment, I guarantee it will help.
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