Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier 4th edition


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  • Chapter 1: The Journey Begins
    • 1: Conceptual Questions (4)
    • 1: Problems
    • 1: Figure-Based Questions (3)

  • Chapter 2: Patterns in the Sky
    • 2: Conceptual Questions (15)
    • 2: Figure-Based Questions (3)

  • Chapter 3: Ancient Astronomy
    • 3: Conceptual Questions (8)
    • 3: Problems (8)
    • 3: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 4: Renaissance Astronomy
    • 4: Conceptual Questions (3)
    • 4: Problems (16)
    • 4: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 5: Gravity and Motion
    • 5: Conceptual Questions (8)
    • 5: Problems (20)

  • Chapter 6: Light and Telescopes
    • 6: Conceptual Questions (6)
    • 6: Problems (18)
    • 6: Figure-Based Questions (3)

  • Chapter 7: Overview of the Solar System
    • 7: Conceptual Questions (11)
    • 7: Problems (19)
    • 7: Figure-Based Questions (6)

  • Chapter 8: The Earth
    • 8: Conceptual Questions (5)
    • 8: Problems (9)
    • 8: Figure-Based Questions (3)

  • Chapter 9: The Moon
    • 9: Conceptual Questions (12)
    • 9: Problems (7)
    • 9: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 10: Mercury and Venus
    • 10: Conceptual Questions (12)
    • 10: Problems (2)

  • Chapter 11: Mars
    • 11: Conceptual Questions (17)
    • 11: Problems (4)
    • 11: Figure-Based Questions (3)

  • Chapter 12: Jupiter and Saturn
    • 12: Conceptual Questions (19)
    • 12: Problems (2)
    • 12: Figure-Based Questions (4)

  • Chapter 13: The Outer Planets
    • 13: Conceptual Questions (22)
    • 13: Problems (2)
    • 13: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 14: Satellites
    • 14: Conceptual Questions (19)
    • 14: Problems (4)
    • 14: Figure-Based Questions (1)

  • Chapter 15: Solar System Debris
    • 15: Conceptual Questions (21)
    • 15: Problems (4)

  • Chapter 16: Basic Properties of Stars
    • 16: Conceptual Questions (12)
    • 16: Problems (14)
    • 16: Figure-Based Questions (5)

  • Chapter 17: The Sun
    • 17: Conceptual Questions (26)
    • 17: Problems (3)
    • 17: Figure-Based Questions (1)

  • Chapter 18: The Formation of Stars and Planets
    • 18: Conceptual Questions (17)
    • 18: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 19: The Evolution of Stars
    • 19: Conceptual Questions (21)
    • 19: Problems (5)
    • 19: Figure-Based Questions (3)

  • Chapter 20: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
    • 20: Conceptual Questions (36)
    • 20: Problems (2)
    • 20: Figure-Based Questions (5)

  • Chapter 21: Binary Star Systems
    • 21: Conceptual Questions (24)
    • 21: Problems (4)
    • 21: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 22: The Milky Way
    • 22: Conceptual Questions (25)
    • 22: Problems (5)
    • 22: Figure-Based Questions (1)

  • Chapter 23: Galaxies
    • 23: Conceptual Questions (15)
    • 23: Problems (3)
    • 23: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 24: Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
    • 24: Conceptual Questions (19)
    • 24: Problems (2)
    • 24: Figure-Based Questions (10)

  • Chapter 25: Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe
    • 25: Conceptual Questions (11)

  • Chapter 26: Cosmology
    • 26: Conceptual Questions (27)
    • 26: Problems (3)
    • 26: Figure-Based Questions (2)

  • Chapter 27: Life in the Universe
    • 27: Conceptual Questions (12)
    • 27: Problems (7)
    • 27: Figure-Based Questions (4)

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FB - Figure Based Question
P - Problem


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Group Quantity Questions
Chapter 1: The Journey Begins
1.CQ 4 01 02 03 04
1.FB 3 01 02 03
Chapter 2: Patterns in the Sky
2.CQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
2.FB 3 01 02 03
Chapter 3: Ancient Astronomy
3.CQ 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
3.FB 2 01 02
3.P 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
Chapter 4: Renaissance Astronomy
4.CQ 3 01 02 03
4.FB 2 01 02
4.P 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Chapter 5: Gravity and Motion
5.CQ 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
5.P 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Chapter 6: Light and Telescopes
6.CQ 6 01 02 03 04 05 06
6.FB 3 01 02 03
6.P 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Chapter 7: Overview of the Solar System
7.CQ 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
7.FB 6 01 02 03 04 05 06
7.P 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Chapter 8: The Earth
8.CQ 5 01 02 03 04 05
8.FB 3 01 02 03
8.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Chapter 9: The Moon
9.CQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
9.FB 2 01 02
9.P 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
Chapter 10: Mercury and Venus
10.CQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
10.P 2 01 03
Chapter 11: Mars
11.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
11.FB 3 01 02 03
11.P 4 01 02 03 04
Chapter 12: Jupiter and Saturn
12.CQ 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
12.FB 4 01 02 03 04
12.P 2 01 02
Chapter 13: The Outer Planets
13.CQ 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
13.FB 2 01 02
13.P 2 01 02
Chapter 14: Satellites
14.CQ 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
14.FB 1 01
14.P 4 01 02 03 04
Chapter 15: Solar System Debris
15.CQ 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
15.P 4 01 02 03 04
Chapter 16: Basic Properties of Stars
16.CQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
16.FB 5 01 02 03 04 05
16.P 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 17: The Sun
17.CQ 26 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
17.FB 1 01
17.P 3 01 02 03
Chapter 18: The Formation of Stars and Planets
18.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18.FB 2 01 02
Chapter 19: The Evolution of Stars
19.CQ 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
19.FB 3 01 03 04
19.P 5 01 02 03 04 05
Chapter 20: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
20.CQ 36 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
20.FB 5 01 02 03 04 05
20.P 2 01 02
Chapter 21: Binary Star Systems
21.CQ 24 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
21.FB 2 01 02
21.P 4 01 02 03 04
Chapter 22: The Milky Way
22.CQ 25 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
22.FB 1 01
22.P 5 01 02 03 04 05
Chapter 23: Galaxies
23.CQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
23.FB 2 01 02
23.P 3 01 02 03
Chapter 24: Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
24.CQ 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
24.FB 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 10 11
24.P 2 01 02
Chapter 25: Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe
25.CQ 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Chapter 26: Cosmology
26.CQ 27 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
26.FB 2 01 02
26.P 3 01 02 03
Chapter 27: Life in the Universe
27.CQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
27.FB 4 01 02 03 04
27.P 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
Total 661