ASTR 10, Vista College, Spring 2004

Instructors: Dr. Korpela


Homework Assignments

The purpose of the homework sets is to help you understand course material better. The problems will be a mixture of short answer questions and quantitative problems.

Homework assignments are due at the beginning of each class. Since I don't want any of us to fall too far behind, late homeworks will only be accepted for one week, with a penalty of 50%. Each homework will contribute slightly more than 1% to your final grade.

Please be as neat as possible in your write-ups. It is difficult to grade something that cannot be read, and I will not waste my time trying to decipher illegible material. Please clearly write your name on every page you turn in, and please staple multiple pages together.

I encourage you to discuss homework assignments with one another. Do not, however, copy from one another. Turn in your own homework, written up in your own way. If you work together in a group, please put the names of the other people in your group at the beginning of your homework.

You MUST explain your answers! Credit will not be given unless I am convinced you understand the material. This means that on the problems which are mostly mathematical or involve diagrams you will not get full credit just by writing down equations and numbers. You must explain, in words, what it is you are doing with the math. This not only lets me know that you understand, but it will help you not get lost.

Despite this, brevity is desirable. No answer should be longer than a single short paragraph, unless more is specified in the question.