Fall 2001

Homework 1 Due Monday September 10, 2001

Homework 2 Due Friday September 21, 2001

Homework 3 Due Friday September 28, 2001

Homework 4 Due Wednesday October 17, 2001

Homework 5 Due Monday October 29, 2001

Homework 6 Due Friday November 2, 2001

Homework 7 Due Friday November 16, 2001

Homework 8 Due Wednesday November 28, 2001 (changed from Monday November 26, 2001)

Homework 9 Due Monday December 3, 2001

Students are encouraged to discuss the general concepts of a
homework problem, but each student must work out the details of the problems
and write up their homework solutions *independently*. It may be useful
to work out the details of a conceptually similar problem with your
classmates. Of course, you are not permitted to copy anyone else's homework
solution, that would be a violation of the honor code. Similarly, for
essay-type questions the work you hand in should be an expression of your own
thoughts in your own words.

**Late Policy:** Homework sets will generally be worth 100 points
each. Fifteen points will be deducted for each day or part of a day
late. Homework will not be graded after the sixth day late. There is no
penalty for handing in homework early!

Place late homework in the slot labeled "ASTR 202 Late Homework", below the mail boxes on the second floor of Herman Brown Hall. It is the student's responsibility to write the date and time on the homework.

- Before working a problem in detail
*always*make a rough estimate of the answer, or just make a guess! If you are right your intuition will be reinforced. If you are wrong, you will learn more than if you made no initial estimate or guess. Sometimes a difference between your initial guess and your answer from detailed calculations can reveal an error in your calculations. - Read the question carefully.
- Use scientific notation for large or small numbers.
- Show your working for any calculations.
- Please keep a copy of the work you hand in (in case we misplace it!).
- Be kind to the graders.
- At the end of a problem ask yourself: What have I learned from this exercise? What is the significance of this answer?