Students are responsible for
preparing in advance for each class by reading the assigned sections in the textbook/course notes. You can find
the reading assignment for each class on the current webpage (daily class
webpage) or the full semester schedule at 8.01
Schedule and Reading Assignments.
Almost every weekthere will be one
longer homework handed in on paper, usually due on
Tuesday at 9 pm in the boxes outside 26-152. To receive full
credit for your homework,
must prepare and submit lucid and clearly reasoned written solutions.
A selection of these problems will be graded and returned. Late assignments receive no credit.
Experiments, Concept Questions and In-Class Table Problems
In almost all classes, individuals
and groups (see below) will submit answers to questions about
desktop experiments done in class, material covered in the lecture
in that class, and so on. You must be present in class to receive
credit for assignments submitted either by you or by your group.
You will be assigned to a group
of three for collaborative work. Your group assignment
will be announced at the beginning of the second week. If you
are not satisfied with the way your group
your group members. If you cannot arrive at a satisfactory solution,
then discuss the problems with your instructor.
Honesty On Course Work
You are welcome and encouraged to work on the homework problems with your fellow students.
However, the work you submit should be your own and reflect your own understanding of the subject. If you hand in work that is copied from other students you will miss out on
the educational opportunity provided by that assignment and hence you will receive a zero grade for that assignemnt.