## AST 248: Search for Life in the Universe

## Homework Assignments

### Spring 2019

*Updated 7 April 2019 *

Assigned readings are listed in the syllabus.

Homework assignments will neither be collected nor graded. Nonetheless, you
are responsible for knowing how to solve these problems.
These or similar problems may appear on quizzes or tests.

Problem numbers listed below are from the textbook "Life in the Universe", by Bennett & Shostak, 4^{th} edition.

**Week of January 28:**

Nothing assigned
**Week of February 4:**

Chapter 2: Questions 12, 14, 16, 35, 36, 38.

Chapter 3: Questions 3, 5, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 55, 58, 61.

Chapter 10: Questions 1, 29, 33.

Chapter 12: Question 1.

**Solutions**

**Week of February 11:**

Chapter 3: Questions 15, 16, 35, 63.

Chapter 10: Questions 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 25, 27, 28.

Chapter 11: Questions 2, 4, 31, 32, 50.

**Solutions**

**Week of Febuary 18:**

Chapter 3: Questions 8, 11, 12, 14.

Chapter 11: Questions 55, 58.

**Solutions**

**Week of February 25:**

Chapter 4: Questions 5, 8, 9, 12, 16, 18, 31, 33, 37, 38, 53, 57.

Chapter 5: Questions 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 14, 29, 34, 49.

**Solutions**

**Week of March 4:**

Chapter 6: Questions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 33, 35, 37, 39.

Chapter 7: Questions 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 25, 26, 30, 31, 45.

**Solutions**

**Week of March 11:**

Chapter 8: Questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 14, 34, 35, 38, 53.

**Solutions**

**Week of March 25:**

Chapter 8: Questions 8, 9, 13, 18, 19, 31, 40, 58.

Chapter 9: Questions 1, 4, 6, 17, 18, 38.

**Solutions**

**Week of April 1:**

Chapter 9: Questions 8, 9, 10, 12, 19, 23, 32.

**Solutions**

**Week of April 8:**

Chapter 10: Questions 9, 12, 13, 30, 40.

Chapter 11: Questions 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 17, 39.

**Solutions**

**Week of April 15:**

Chapter 11: Questions 11, 14, 33, 36.

**Solutions**

**Week of April 22:**

Chapter 12: Questions 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 32, 46, 47.

Chapter 13: Question 11.

**Solutions**

**Week of April 29:**

Chapter 13: Questions 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 58.

**Solutions**

**Week of May 6:**

Chapter 12: Questions 11, 14.

**Solutions**

Epilogue: Questions 2, 5.

All homework problems are taken from the textbook.