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Unformatted text preview: EECS 20N: Structure and Interpretation of Signals and Systems Department of EECS University of California Berkeley Problem Set 3 Issued: 30 October 2009 Due: 6 November 2009, 6pm Some people claim a lack of ability for science to justify failure and dis- couragement. \I enjoy laboratory work," they tell us, \but am no good at discovering things." Certainly there are minds unsuited for experimental work, especially if they have a short attention span and lack curiosity and admiration for the work of nature. But are the great majority of those professing incompetence really so? Might they exaggerate how di cult the task will be, and underestimate their own abilities? I believe that this is often the case, and would even venture to suggest that many people habitually confuse inability with the simple fact that they learn and understand slowly, or perhaps are sometimes even lazy or they don't have a secondary trait such as patience, thoroughness, or determination|which may be acquired rapidly through hard work and the satisfaction of success. a a Excerpts from Advice for a Young Investigator , by Santiago Ram on y Cajal, trans- lated by Neely Swanson and Larry W. Swanson, The MIT Press, 1999, ISBN: 0-262- 68150-1. 1 Policy Statement You are encouraged to collaborate, but only in a group of up to ve current EECS 20N students. On the solution document that you turn in for grading, you must write the names of your collaborators below your own; each teammate must submit for our evaluation a distinct, self-prepared solution document containing original contributions to the collaborative e ort. Please write neatly and legibly, because if we can't read it, we can't grade it. Unless we explicitly state otherwise, you will receive full credit only if you explain your work succinctly, but clearly and convincingly....
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