Foundations of Astronomy 11th edition

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Michael A. Seeds and Dana Backman
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  • Chapter 1: Here and Now
    • 1: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 1: Problems (10)
    • 1: Reading Exercises (14)
    • 1: Review Questions (7)
    • 1: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 2: The Sky
    • 2: Active Figures (6)
    • 2: Guidepost Questions (6)
    • 2: Problems (6)
    • 2: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 2: Review Questions (6)
    • 2: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 3: Cycles of the Moon
    • 3: Active Figures (3)
    • 3: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 3: Problems (10)
    • 3: Reading Exercises (21)
    • 3: Review Questions (11)
    • 3: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 4: The Origin of Modern Astronomy
    • 4: Active Figures (3)
    • 4: Guidepost Questions (5)
    • 4: Problems (5)
    • 4: Reading Exercises (23)
    • 4: Review Questions (11)
    • 4: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 5: Gravity
    • 5: Active Figures (4)
    • 5: Guidepost Questions (5)
    • 5: Problems (11)
    • 5: Reading Exercises (21)
    • 5: Review Questions (14)
    • 5: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 6: Light and Telescopes
    • 6: Active Figures (2)
    • 6: Guidepost Questions (5)
    • 6: Problems (10)
    • 6: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 6: Review Questions (16)
    • 6: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 7: Atoms and Starlight
    • 7: Active Figures (3)
    • 7: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 7: Problems (10)
    • 7: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 7: Review Questions (15)
    • 7: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 8: The Sun
    • 8: Active Figures (2)
    • 8: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 8: Problems (10)
    • 8: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 8: Review Questions (16)
    • 8: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 9: The Family of Stars
    • 9: Active Figures (2)
    • 9: Guidepost Questions (5)
    • 9: Problems (13)
    • 9: Reading Exercises (23)
    • 9: Review Questions (5)
    • 9: Reading Task Exercises (3)

  • Chapter 10: The Interstellar Medium
    • 10: Active Figures (2)
    • 10: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 10: Problems (9)
    • 10: Reading Exercises (20)
    • 10: Review Questions (9)
    • 10: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 11: The Formation and Structure of Stars
    • 11: Active Figures (5)
    • 11: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 11: Problems (10)
    • 11: Reading Exercises (22)
    • 11: Review Questions (11)
    • 11: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 12: Stellar Evolution
    • 12: Active Figures (3)
    • 12: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 12: Problems (10)
    • 12: Reading Exercises (22)
    • 12: Review Questions (14)
    • 12: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 13: The Deaths of Stars
    • 13: Active Figures (3)
    • 13: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 13: Problems (9)
    • 13: Reading Exercises (23)
    • 13: Review Questions (15)
    • 13: Reading Task Exercises (3)

  • Chapter 14: Neutron Stars and Black Holes
    • 14: Active Figures (3)
    • 14: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 14: Problems (9)
    • 14: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 14: Review Questions (5)
    • 14: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 15: The Milky Way Galaxy
    • 15: Active Figures (2)
    • 15: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 15: Problems (12)
    • 15: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 15: Review Questions (16)
    • 15: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 16: Galaxies
    • 16: Active Figures (3)
    • 16: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 16: Problems (10)
    • 16: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 16: Review Questions (13)
    • 16: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 17: Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
    • 17: Active Figures (2)
    • 17: Guidepost Questions (2)
    • 17: Problems (9)
    • 17: Reading Exercises (24)
    • 17: Review Questions (1)
    • 17: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 18: Modern Cosmology
    • 18: Active Figures (4)
    • 18: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 18: Problems (7)
    • 18: Reading Exercises (25)
    • 18: Review Questions (13)
    • 18: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 19: The Origin of the Solar System
    • 19: Active Figures (4)
    • 19: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 19: Problems (9)
    • 19: Reading Exercises (25)
    • 19: Review Questions (17)
    • 19: Reading Task Exercises (3)

  • Chapter 20: Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology
    • 20: Active Figures (3)
    • 20: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 20: Problems (6)
    • 20: Reading Exercises (21)
    • 20: Review Questions (14)
    • 20: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 21: The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
    • 21: Active Figures (2)
    • 21: Guidepost Questions (2)
    • 21: Problems (10)
    • 21: Reading Exercises (21)
    • 21: Review Questions (12)
    • 21: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 22: Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars
    • 22: Guidepost Questions (2)
    • 22: Problems (9)
    • 22: Reading Exercises (22)
    • 22: Review Questions (10)
    • 22: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 23: Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn
    • 23: Active Figures (4)
    • 23: Guidepost Questions (5)
    • 23: Problems (8)
    • 23: Reading Exercises (23)
    • 23: Review Questions (13)
    • 23: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 24: Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets
    • 24: Active Figures (3)
    • 24: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 24: Problems (10)
    • 24: Reading Exercises (19)
    • 24: Review Questions (12)
    • 24: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 25: Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
    • 25: Active Figures (4)
    • 25: Guidepost Questions (4)
    • 25: Problems (9)
    • 25: Reading Exercises (25)
    • 25: Review Questions (4)
    • 25: Reading Task Exercises (2)

  • Chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds
    • 26: Active Figures (4)
    • 26: Guidepost Questions (3)
    • 26: Problems (8)
    • 26: Reading Exercises (25)
    • 26: Review Questions (13)
    • 26: Reading Task Exercises (2)

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GP - General Problem
P - Problem
RE - Review Exercise
RQ - Review Question
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Group Quantity Questions
Chapter 1: Here and Now
1.GP 4 01 02 03 04
1.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
1.RE 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
1.RQ 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
1.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 2: The Sky
2.AF 6 01 02 03 04 05 06
2.GP 6 01a 01b 02 03 04 05
2.P 6 02 04 05 06 07 08
2.RE 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
2.RQ 6 01 02 03 08 11 12
2.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 3: Cycles of the Moon
3.AF 3 01 02 03
3.GP 4 01 02 03 04
3.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
3.RE 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
3.RQ 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
3.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 4: The Origin of Modern Astronomy
4.AF 3 01 02 03
4.GP 5 01 02a 02b 03 04
4.P 5 01 02 03 04 07
4.RE 23 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
4.RQ 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
4.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 5: Gravity
5.AF 4 01 02 03 04
5.GP 5 01a 01b 02a 02b 03
5.P 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
5.RE 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
5.RQ 14 01 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
5.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 6: Light and Telescopes
6.AF 2 01 02
6.GP 5 01 02 03 04 05
6.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
6.RE 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
6.RQ 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
6.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 7: Atoms and Starlight
7.AF 3 01 02 03
7.GP 4 01 02 03 04
7.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
7.RE 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
7.RQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
7.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 8: The Sun
8.AF 2 01 02
8.GP 3 01 02 03
8.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 08 09 10 11
8.RE 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
8.RQ 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 12 13 14 15 16 17
8.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 9: The Family of Stars
9.AF 2 01 02
9.GP 5 01 02 03 04 05
9.P 13 01 02 03 04 05 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
9.RE 23 01 02 03 04 05 07 08 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
9.RQ 5 01 03 06 12 13
9.RTE 3 01a 01b 02
Chapter 10: The Interstellar Medium
10.AF 2 01 03
10.GP 3 01 02 03
10.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10.RE 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
10.RQ 9 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 10 12
10.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 11: The Formation and Structure of Stars
11.AF 5 01 04 05 06 07
11.GP 4 01 02 03 04
11.P 10 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
11.RE 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
11.RQ 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
11.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 12: Stellar Evolution
12.AF 3 01 03 04
12.GP 4 01 02 03 04
12.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
12.RE 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
12.RQ 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
12.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 13: The Deaths of Stars
13.AF 3 01 03 04
13.GP 3 01 02 03
13.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
13.RE 23 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
13.RQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
13.RTE 3 01 02a 02b
Chapter 14: Neutron Stars and Black Holes
14.AF 3 01 02 04
14.GP 3 01 02 03
14.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
14.RE 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
14.RQ 5 12 13 14 16 17
14.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 15: The Milky Way Galaxy
15.AF 2 01 02
15.GP 4 01 02 03 04
15.P 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 10 11 12 13
15.RE 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
15.RQ 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
15.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 16: Galaxies
16.AF 3 01 02 03
16.GP 3 01 02 03
16.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
16.RE 24 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
16.RQ 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
16.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 17: Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
17.AF 2 01 02
17.GP 2 01 02
17.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 09 10
17.RE 24 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
17.RQ 1 01
17.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 18: Modern Cosmology
18.AF 4 02 03 05 06
18.GP 3 01 02 03
18.P 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
18.RE 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
18.RQ 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
18.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 19: The Origin of the Solar System
19.AF 4 01 02 03 04
19.GP 4 01 02 03 04
19.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
19.RE 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
19.RQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
19.RTE 3 01a 01b 02
Chapter 20: Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology
20.AF 3 01 02 03
20.GP 4 01 02 03 04
20.P 6 01 02 03 04 05 06
20.RE 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
20.RQ 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
20.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 21: The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
21.AF 2 01 02
21.GP 2 01 02
21.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
21.RE 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
21.RQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 14
21.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 22: Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars
22.GP 2 01 02
22.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
22.RE 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
22.RQ 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
22.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 23: Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn
23.AF 4 02 03 04 05
23.GP 5 01 02 03 04 05
23.P 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
23.RE 23 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
23.RQ 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
23.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 24: Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets
24.AF 3 02 03 05
24.GP 3 01 02 03
24.P 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
24.RE 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
24.RQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
24.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 25: Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
25.AF 4 01 02 03 04
25.GP 4 01 02 03 04
25.P 9 01 02 03 04 05 07 08 10 11
25.RE 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
25.RQ 4 05 06 12 15
25.RTE 2 01 02
Chapter 26: Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds
26.AF 4 02 03 04 05
26.GP 3 01 02 03
26.P 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
26.RE 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
26.RQ 13 01 02 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
26.RTE 2 01 02
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