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One exception to this may be cases when the numerical answer to a later part should be easily
recognized as wrong, e.g., a speed faster than the speed of light in vacuum.
3. Implicit statements of concepts normally receive credit. For example, if use of the equation expressing a
particular concept is worth one point, and a student’s solution contains the application of that equation to
the problem but the student does not write the basic equation, the point is still awarded.
4. The scoring guidelines typically show numerical results using the value g = 9.8 m s 2 , but use of 10 m s 2 is of course also acceptable.
5. Numerical answers that differ from the published answer due to differences in rounding throughout the
question typically receive full credit. The exception is usually when rounding makes a difference in
obtaining a reasonable answer. For example, suppose a solution requires subtracting two numbers that
should have five significant figures and that differ starting with the fourth digit (e.g., 20.295 and
20.278). Rounding to three digits will lose the accuracy required to determine the difference in the
numbers, and some credi...
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