Midterm topics are the ones covered by the lectures up to last Friday. That is Chapters 1,5,6,16 and the beginning of Chapter 17 (paralax, luminosity and brightness of the stars). See for the pages of the textbook on the lecture page or in the header of the particular lecture notes (sorry, I have only the 8th edition full version texbook myself, so use your judgement to calculate the pages for the 3rd abridged edition).
Lecture notes should be sufficient to answer all the questions on the
midterm, however I strongly recommend reading the textbook, since it sometimes
give more detailed or different explanations and works out some examples,
and gives extra insights in general.
If some topic is skipped entirely, it is not a part of the curriculum. For example, we will skip a magnitude system from Chapter 17.Midterm Rules: Formula sheet (either provided or your own) and calculators are allowed. laptops/internet are not. Answers should be submitted on the paper that will be provided together with the questions.
Final topics will cover the whole course. That is Chapters 1,5,6,16-26. The topics that we did omit and will not be on the Final are:magnitude system, and everything what was not even mentioned in the lectures.
See the pages of the textbook on the lecture page for quidance of the material covered, although independent reading of the textbook is required as well.
Although covering the whole course, the Final will focus on after midterm material, which will take, approximately, 75% of all the questions.
The Final format: similar to midterm and very much similar to the Assignment 12 practice run. Around 60 multiple choice questions, some of which are qualitative, some require calculations to chose from quantitative answers.
The Final Rules: Formula sheet (either provided or your own) and
calculators are allowed. laptops/internet are not. Formula sheet will be
provided with the questions.
Answers should be submitted on the paper that will be provided together
with the questions.
Extension to the formula sheet contains some
other useful data