Requirements for Assignments and Tests

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Use with Engineering 1230 FA, Statics M. Liu, Sept. 4, 2007 Requirements for Assignments and Tests/Exams You must show details of your work. That is, you must indicate how the answers were obtained. If you only submit the final answers, there is no proof that you did the work or of how you did the work. Details of your work may include, for example, proper problem set-up (coordinates and variables used, free-body diagram(s), equations used, appropriate numbers with proper units to be substituted for the variables, numerically solving for unknowns, and so on. When the above problem-solving process is clearly presented, it will make evident whether a wrong answer is the result of incorrect analysis, or the result of incorrect calculator data entry.
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Unformatted text preview: In other words, if you want partial marks, you had better show your work! Answers should not be given with significant figures beyond reason (for example 1.23456789). Standard engineering practice is to use no less than 3 but no more than 5 significant figures for the final numerical answers. Intermediate results must retain sufficient significant figures (typically 1 or 2 more figures than the final answers). Neatness and completeness count! Analysis that cannot be understood, interpreted, or checked by others is of little value. For all work that is submitted for grading, if the work is incomplete; or if the work cannot be read/understood, you will get little or no partial credit....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2008 for the course ENGI 1230 taught by Professor Lu during the Fall '07 term at Lakehead.

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