Background, Directions and Policy Information:
There are several internet problem sets scheduled for the current ChemPhys units. The problem sets amount to textbook problems whose answers can be (and must be) inputted online and checked for accuracy. The only difference between the internet problems and the textbook problems is that the numbers have been randomly generated. The table below lists the tentative due dates; problems are due before the beginning of class on the indicated day. It is important that you do the problems as scheduled. The answer key is provided once the assignment due date has arrived. Once you look at an answer, you will for obvious reasons no longer be allowed to solve problems for credit. This means that if you miss a class, you will have a significant quantity of makeup work outside of class.
Each problem set covers two or more class days - the equivalent of at least 4 school days. There is an initial deadline for approximately half the set and a final deadline for the entire set. Students who fail to meet a final deadline (for technical reasons) may be granted a grace period if the initial deadlines were met; such students MUST present a hard-copy of their answers. Students who have difficulty accessing the internet pages should approach the teacher outside of class to schedule alternative arrangements for the completion of their problem sets. Access problems on a given day does not excuse you from meeting deadlines from previous days.
Concerning Problem Sets and Success in ChemPhys:
Work ahead whenever you wish. Seek the help of classmates, the teacher, and the web pages. As is always advisable in ChemPhys, take charge of your learning. Study the problems in advance to know what is being asked and use class to hone in on the appropriate principles and equations relevant to each problem type in the set. Bring the set with you to class. As examples are discussed in class, relate the examples to similar problems in your set. Make those connections during class and jot a note on your problem set.
Henderson || Last update: 9/24/2007