Grades and Policies
Mathematical Methods in Physics
(PHY 230) - Fall 2006
Homework Assignments (60%)
- 10 problems sets.
- Due on Mondays/Tuesdays: Sep 4, 11, 18; Oct 2, 16, 23; Nov 7, 14, 21;
- One will be dropped, therefore 60/9 = 6.667% each.
- Late homework will be penalized at 5% per day unless a prior
extension is granted.
- Use of solutions manuals or old solutions
- It's OK to let Mathematica help with the algebra, etc., as
long as you make it clear how you'd do it by hand.
- Collaboration or study groups are OK, and probably good, but
- you should think about each problem before you
other people, and try to find the main idea if you can; and
- you must write out your own independent solution and
understand it yourself.
- You must give references if you have used some books, internet, etc.,
outside the course. Include the author, title, year and pages or from
Tests (20%) and Final Exam (20%)
- Test 1 (10%): Tuesday, September 26.
- Test 2 (10%): Tuesday, October 31.
- Final Exam (20%): 24-hour take-home during week of 12/11-12/15.
- You can use old tests/exams for preparation, and there
will give some samples before each of the tests/exams.
- In the tests and the final exam, you can use your notes,
the McQuarrie book, mathematical handbook (Schaum's or like that),
handouts, assignments & solutions, sample problems & solutions,
and labs & solutions.
- Problems may be used in the assignments, tests, and (especially) the