Assignments must be handed in at the beginning of class
I will take the best 7 out of 8 assignments
Assignment 1: Assigned: Jan. 16, Due: Jan. 24
1. Convert all numerical values in "The Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" into units that are typically used by astronomers, i.e. put all velocities in km/s, all distances in pc or kpc, times in years or seconds, and numbers in scientific notation. Are each of these values approximately correct? Justify your answers.
Do the following problems from the text; 1.1, 1.3 (change the frequency to 850 MHz), 1.6, 1.7 and 1.11 (change payload to 1500 kg). DO NOT change the payload. Use the value in the text (JI). 
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Assignment 2: Assigned: Jan. 24, Due: Feb. 2
Do the following problems:
2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10, 2.11 Assignment 3: Assigned: Feb. 2, Due: Feb. 13Do problems: 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 4.3, 4.6, and 4.9

Assignment 4: Assigned: Feb. 13, Due: Feb. 27
Do problems: 5.1, 5.6, 5.9, 5.14, 6.2, 6.3 (I have removed question 6.5 from this assignment)
READING WEEK is Feb. 19 to Feb. 23

Assignment 5: Assigned: Feb. 27, Due: Mar. 7
Do Problems: 6.5, 7.4, 7.6, 7.12, 7.17
Assignment 6: Assigned: Mar. 7, Due: Mar. 16
Do Problems: 8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.8, and 8.12
Assignment 7: Assigned: Mar. 16, Due: Mar. 27  Since I have not yet covered the material required for 9.7 and 9.8, this assignment can be handed in on Thursday, March 29
Do Problems: 8.13, 8.14, 9.4, 9.7 (do not plot by hand  it's okay to put all plots on one graph as long as everything is labelled carefully), and 9.8
[For 9.7c, what I mean is that, when you measure a ratio (say the ratio is 100,000 for example), you would certainly need to be able to detect every line and the denominator line is much weaker than the numerator (you can assume that both numerator lines have equal brightness). To detect any line you need a S/N of at least 3, so the minimum S/N for the denominator must be 3 in which case your observations would require a dynamic range of 300,000/1 to make such a measurement. ]
[For 9.7c, what I mean is that, when you measure a ratio (say the ratio is 100,000 for example), you would certainly need to be able to detect every line and the denominator line is much weaker than the numerator (you can assume that both numerator lines have equal brightness). To detect any line you need a S/N of at least 3, so the minimum S/N for the denominator must be 3 in which case your observations would require a dynamic range of 300,000/1 to make such a measurement. ]
Assignment 8: Assigned: Mar. 28, Due: Apr. 6 No late assignments will be accepted!
Do problems: 9.10, 10.2, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8