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Use of symbols

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:53 pm
by Yasmin Rizal 1C
For quizzes/midterms will I be penalized for using different symbols to denote certain quantities? E.g. I'm more used to writing energy as rather than , since for me is velocity (speed) and is frequency.

Will this be a problem when my papers are graded?

Re: Use of symbols

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:24 pm
by Casey Monahan 2C
Since the TA's are probably grading it, I'd suggest you shoot a quick email to one of them and see what they say. When in doubt, though, just use v instead of f. You'll get an equation sheet and it'll be written that way on the sheet as well, so just double check with that.

Re: Use of symbols

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:23 am
by Akash_Kapoor_1L
If you are using slightly different symbols, you should make sure to define what each symbol is representing on the top of the blank space... As long as you do that, I don't see any reason for you to lose points. But also reach out to your TA, just in case

Re: Use of symbols

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:03 pm
by Emma Boyles 1L
I would stick to what symbols are used on the equation sheet we are given.

Re: Use of symbols

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:55 pm
by Sheel Shah 1H
It is standard convention for frequency to be defined by v as it is, but if you indicate your dilemma to your TA and write it at the top of your page there shouldn't be any reason for concern!

All the best!

Re: Use of symbols

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:31 pm
by Michael Lee 2I
You definitely should ask your TA because they are the ones grading, but I would say go with v because that is standard.

Re: Use of symbols

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:35 pm
by Sophia Bozone 2G
If it helps, you could write out the whole problem in a way that you are comfortable with, and then change your variable afterwards.