The purpose of the homework sets is to help you understand course material better. The problems in these sets are a mix of short answer questions and quantitative problems. They will give you practice in explaining concepts qualitatively in words and quantitatively with math.
Please be as neat as possible in your write ups. It's difficult to grade something that cannot be read. On problems that are mostly mathematical just writing down equations and numbers will not get you full credit. You must explain, in words, what it is that you are doing with the math. This not only lets me know that you understand what is going on, but it will help you not get lost in the forest.
Homeworks are due at the beginning of class on Wednesdays. Once I begin class your window of opportunity to hand them in is over. Absolutely no late homeworks will be accepted. Please clearly write your name on every page that you turn in, and please staple multiple pages together. Solutions will be posted here after class that day.
You are encouraged to work together with your classmates on these, but you must turn in your own hand-written write-ups, written in your own way.
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