Chapter 9

What is the largest known asteroid in our solar system Ceres If all the material in the asteroid belt were to be combined to produce a planet, how big would it be? about 1500 km in diameter, less than half the diameter of the Moon An asteroid is a planetesimal Read more…

ASTR 1040 UVU Hintz Test 3

T/F Apparent magnitude is a value assigned to a star based on how bright it looks in our night sky. True Absolute magnitude is defined at the magnitude all the stars would have if they were at the same distance. What is that distance? 10 parsecs Mimosa and Spica are Read more…

Mastering Health 3

Stress A series of mental and physiological responses and adaptations to a real or perceived threat to one’s well-being. p 72 Stressor A physical, social, or psychological event or condition that upsets homeostasis and produces a stress response. p 72 distress Stress that can have a detrimental effect on health; Read more…

Astronomy UVU 3rd test

Life Track of high mass stars #6 When a high-mass star exhausts the hydrogen fuel in its core the star leaves the main-sequence and begins to burn helium Life Track High mass #7 The star becomes a red super giant after millions of years of helium fusion Life Track high Read more…

AP Euro Final Exam (AP Test)

OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. an organization founded in 1960 of nations that export large amounts of petroleum: formed to establish oil-exporting policies and set prices. The Feminine Mystique Written by Betty Friedan, journalist and mother of three children; described the problems of middle-class American women and the fact Read more…

HIST352 Midter Vocabulary

Wan Li -Last Ming Emperor (r. 1572 to 1620) that saw the defeat to the Manchus -Did not get along with his officials -Officials were corrupt, Emperor Wanli couldn’t run the government -He wanted to name his own heir -Nothing could get done in the empire because he withdrew to Read more…

Engineering Ethics-Jake Hsu

Pons and Fleischmann Cold Fusion (Pathological Science) Rene Blondlot N rays (Pathological Science) Space Shuttle Challenger O ring failure and cold temperatures. liquid fuel booster explosion Space Shuttle Columbia Foam strike on ceramic tile, extreme heating Intel Pentium Software bug, denied at first, then said not a major issue, then Read more…

Honors Astronomy Ch. 2

Ellipse Geometric figure resembling an elongated circle. It is characterized by its degree of flatness (eccentricity) and length of its long axis Eccentricity A measure of the flatness of an ellipse, equal to the distance between the two foci divided by the length of the major axis Semi-major axis One Read more…

Astronomy Exam 1 (Ch 1-4)

light year 6 trillion miles- how far light travels in year time- used outside solar system. AU 93 million miles distance from Earth to Sun- used inside solar system. Rotation object spins on its axis Orbits revolution- goes around another object Ecliptic path of sun thru sky- zodiac Tilt causes Read more…

Hurricanes and Tsunamis

Biggest Hurricane Galveston, TX 1900 Most Expensive Hurricane Katrina in 2005, $81 billion Why has property damage gone up so much since 2000? More people moving to the coast Which NWS office handles hurricanes? NHC Hurricane definition No. hemisphere tropical cyclone, it’s a low pressure sys that forms in the Read more…

The Tao of Pooh

Explain the painting called The Vinegar Tasters. There are 3 people, Confucius, Buddha and Lao Tzu. Confucius tastes the vinegar sour, Buddha tastes it bitter and Lao tzu tastes it sweet. Explain the key ideas of Kung-fu tse, Buddha and Lao-tse: Kung-fu tse- believed the present was out of step Read more…

Earth Science Honors – Astronomy

direction that planets move counterclockwise retrograde motion apparent motion of Mars as viewed from Earth (backwards) does Mars actually go backward during its orbit? no why does retrograde motion occur? because Earth is moving faster than Mars if the Earth doesn’t move in an orbit, how does Mars’ motion get Read more…

ASTRONOMY 1040 UVU TEST 2

Speed How fast (kph) Velocity How fast and direction parentheses (kph N) Acceleration Change in direction (slowing down, speeding up, changing direction) Weight The pull of gravity on the object Apparent weight Force of the scale of the object Newton’s 1st Law An object moves at constant velocity unless a Read more…

Chinese 7A Final Exam

Han Feizi Created a new concept of law: Dao-Fa – Dao: how the natural/cosmic world exists and functions – when Dao is applied to human society: Dao-Fa/Law – Morality (Kongzi/Mozi’s ideas) are too personal and private to be applicable to an entire society – when law is practiced, the humans Read more…

Modern China

Marco Polo 1254-1324. Venetian traveler. One of first Westerners to travel Silk Road. His “Travels of Marco Polo” was the only account of the Far East available to Europeans until the 17th century. (Outsold Bible) Matteo Ricci An Italian Jesuit who by his knowledge of Astronomy and science was accepted Read more…

E221 Study Guide

For what was Ancient Greek literature the model, and what did its writers introduce? -Latin literature -Greek writers introduced many significant types of literature, including lyric and epic poetry, tragic and comic drama, philosophical essays and dialogues, critical and biographical history, and literary letters. What is the Socratic method? literary Read more…

History 1307 (Wingerd-Baylor) 2016

English Civil War between Parliamentarians “Roundheads” and Royalists “Cavaliers”, over the manner of England’s government, ended with Parliament victory at Battle of Wecester Thomas Hobbes english philosopher, established social contract theory, wrote Leviathan John Locke -“Father of classical liberalism” -sought natural law of politics -regarded govt as a contract between Read more…

History 1307 Midterm

English Civil War -between Parliamentarians “Roundheads” and Royalists “Cavaliers” -over the manner of England’s government -ended with Parliament victory at Battle of Wecester Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes -english philosopher -established social contract theory -wrote Leviathan John Locke -“Father of classical liberalism” -sought natural law of politics -regarded govt as a Read more…