Homeworks and exams:

 

 

Late homework penalty:

(up to one week late): 50% of that homework's score. No homework will be accepted beyond 1 week past the due date. Late homework penalties will be waived for documented medical reasons. Other valid excuses may be accepted at the instructor's discretion.

 

Collaboration policy:

You can discuss homeworks with other students in broad terms, but everyone has to do their own solutions. No collaboration is allowed for the midterm or final exams.

 

Download when ready:

Place the completed ones in your Head TA's (Marin Anderson) mailbox in 249 Cahill, next to the classroom 219.

  • Homework #1 (pdf), due by 12 noon on Apr. 11
  • Homework #2 (pdf), due by 12 noon on Apr. 18
  • Homework #3 (pdf), due by 12 noon on Apr. 25
  • Homework #4 (pdf), due by 12 noon on May 2
  • Midterm (pdf), due by 5pm on Friday, May 9, to your head TA’s (Marin Anderson) mailbox in 249 Cahill. DO NOT download before you are ready to start!. The rules:
    • You have a maximum of three hours to complete the exam, but it should take about two hours
    • Open notes (anything from the class, including the lecture slides and your own notes) but NO internet. You may use a calculator (but no Wolfram Alpha)
    • No collaboration allowed. The usual honor code rules apply
    • A table of physical and astronomical constant is provided within the exam
  • Homework #5 (pdf), due to your section TA on Monday, May 19, or to the Head TA by 2 pm that day (deadline extended due to the Ditch Day)
  • Homework #6 (pdf), due to your section TA on Friday, May 23, or to the Head TA by 2 pm that day (Thursday section can submit it on Friday)
  • Homework #7 (pdf), due to your section TA on Friday, May 30, or to the Head TA by 2 pm that day (Thursday section can submit it on Friday)
  • Homework #8 (pdf), due to your section TA on Friday, June 6, or to the Head TA by 2 pm that day (Thursday section can submit it on Friday)
  • Final exam (pdf), due by 5pm on Thursday, June 12, to your head TA’s (Marin Anderson) mailbox in 249 Cahill. DO NOT download before you are ready to start!. The rules:
    • You have a maximum of four hours to complete the exam, but it should take about three hours
    • Open notes (anything from the class, including the lecture slides and your own notes) but NO internet. You may use a calculator (but no Wolfram Alpha)
    • No collaboration allowed. The usual honor code rules apply
    • A table of physical and astronomical constant is provided within the exam