GENERAL PHYSICS I (PHY 1030)

Prince George's Community College

Fall 2017

 
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HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT ARE DUE AT 6:00 PM ON THE DUE DATE.
Note: To view the homework PDF files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available from http://www.adobe.com.

  • Homework #1 (due 9/6/17)
  • Homework #2 (due 9/13/17)
  • Homework #3 (due 9/20/17)
  • Homework #4 (due 10/11/17)
  • Homework #5 (due 10/18/17)
  • Homework #6 (due 10/25/17)
  • Homework #7 (due 11/1/17)
  • Homework #8 (due 11/20/17)
  • Homework #9 (due 12/6/17)
    • You may find the Julian day using either NASA tables or the NASA JPL Web site. There is also a simple computer program for computing the Julian day here.
    • If you wish to check your final answer, go outside around dusk and see if Mars is where you predicted it would be. For a more precise check, visit the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory HORIZONS System
      • Change the Target Body to “Mars”
      • Change the Observer Location to “Washington (USNO) DC”
      • Change the Time Span to include Dec. 6, 2017, and set the calculation interval to, say, 1 hour.
      • Under Table Settings, change “angle format” to “decimal degrees”
      • Click the “Generate Ephemeris” button. Look for the line that reads “2017-Dec-06 10:00” and check the R.A. and DEC. against your right ascension and declination. They won't match exactly, since JPL's calculation is more precise than yours, but it should be close.
    • Homework 9 solution: Fortran Program - Program output


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