We may have some ordinary homeworks and some projects. The procedures are
It is required that the homework submitted by each student be
his/her own thoughts. Discussion with others about how to do the
assignment is acceptable, indeed encouraged. However, the final writing up
of the assignment should represent each student's understanding of the
problem and should not be copied from another student.
You are strongly encouraged not to rely on solutions that can be
found on the web, at least until you have thoroughly exhausted your
own efforts, and those of your colleagues.
And then you must reformulate the solution in your own
words and ideas.
Unlike ordinary homework, where
though communication is encouraged, each individual is expected to
work through all parts him/her-self, in a project it is acceptible
for each member to have only read through and understood each part, without
actually having worked through each part individually.
The project is to be written up consistently, coherently, and neatly,
on a computer, preferably in TeX or LaTeX. Each
member is responsible for proofreading before submission.
Note: I don't want my solutions to Jackson to be completely public,
as that is unfair to Jackson. So you will need to "log on" with
username physics504 and a password I will email to you, to see
solutions to Jackson problems. Please do not make them openly available.