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Unformatted text preview: Formulate the problem as a concise question. Draw or sketch the problem. Draw appropriate physics diagram(s). Label both known and unknown variables. Identify the target variable(s) needed to answer the question(s). Identify the physical principles that describe the relationship between the known and unknown variables. DERIVE YOUR SOLUTION Starting with an expression containing your target variable(s), derive algebraic solutions. CALCULATE YOUR ANSWER If this is a numerical problem, plug numbers into the solution you found above. Is the answer properly stated and complete? EVALUATE YOUR ANSWER Check your units. Evaluate upper and lower limits, if appropriate. Check that your answer makes conceptual sense....
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 Spring '08
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 Work, unknown variables

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