Homework requirements and tips
- Attempt every assigned problem every week.
- Use 8 1/2 by 11 paper. Start each problem on a new page. Number the pages. Write
your full name
clearly at the top of each page. Write on one side of the paper only.
- Draw large, clear diagrams.
- Write legibly, and in clear, complete sentences.
- Explain your reasoning briefly but clearly.
- Remember the steps in problem-solving: model, setup, solve,
- Focus on solving the problem, not on "getting the answer",
especially in a "show that.." problem.
- Do the units algebra. Check the physical dimensions.
- Analyze the result.
- If a computer is used, be sure to include your code as part
of the solution.
- Do not let equations stretch across the page with a string of
signs. Equals signs should be lined up vertically.
- If you use a computer typesetting program, you are
ensuring that each page is formatted in a clear and legible fashion.
assume that the program will automatically do it right!
- In Physics 785 integral tables (or their software equivalent) are
NOT ALLOWED. One of the objectives of this course is for you to
learn to do the integrals yourself, using your own brain.
- Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due
Please place your homework on the front desk. Late homework will
be accepted only under dire circumstances.