proposed resolution process for applied problems in Physics and Mathematics
1: Identify the quantity or
quantities the problem asks for.
STEP 2: Identify an expression that provides the unknown quantity.
STEP 3: If the expression has to the left the unknown quantity and to
the right all known quantities you have the general expression that gives you
the quantity asked for.
the expression has to the right an unknown quantity, write another formula
that provides the unknown quantity in terms of other quantities. Continue the
process until all quantities to the right are known.
Now you have the general expression that gives you the quantity asked
for in symbolic form.
Graph of the general solution
Now substitute the numerical values along with the unit of measurement.
(If a numerical answer is required.)
Perform the operation with the numerical values and units. Report the
result in the form numerical value with unit.
the three step (three lines resolution process from the general expression to
the numerical result.)
8: Investigation of the final solution (Step 4 and 7)
computer algebra packages (Mathematica, Matlab, MathCad)
Homework Format Guidelines
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Clearly print studentís [Student number], [First Name], [Last Name] on top of
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Homework should be done on one side of paper only.
should be legible.
steps should be clear if would like the grader to understand the process of your
If there are sub-problems in one homework problem, answers to each sub-problem
should be worked on in order, separately.
quantities have units of measurements, include them.
Homework should be done using current technology tools.
guidelines should be followed exactly for grading accuracy and efficiency.
cooperation will certainly be appreciated!