Physics 7314 Fall 2015

Homework Policies

I strongly encourage you to discuss problems with other members of the 
class or with me as you work on them, but write up the solutions in your
own words.  Please don't refer to solutions that you find on the web.
A large part of learning comes as you flail away during the early stages 
of solving a problem, and I'd hate for you to short-circuit that.  If you 
do use other sources to help solve problems, such as math references or
other texts, please footnote them in some way.  Representing someone 
else's work as your own is plagiarism, even in physics.

(You don't need to reference our text or my lectures, since I 
assume you're referring to these.)

I'll sometimes post suggestions for problems under News.

Amended: 12/1/15
Please also don't discuss problems with students from previous classes,
again, to prevent short-circuiting working out your own solutions.

Late Homework:

I'll take late homework for the first four days after it's due or
until the solutions are posted (whichever comes first), but 
will knock off 15% per day.  After that, you can hand in homework
any time during the semester for a 25% credit.  At that point,
it won't be graded, and you're free to consult the solutions.  

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