Use of symbols


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Yasmin Rizal 1C
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Use of symbols

Postby Yasmin Rizal 1C » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:53 pm

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?

Casey Monahan 2C
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Re: Use of symbols

Postby Casey Monahan 2C » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:24 pm

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.

Akash_Kapoor_1L
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Re: Use of symbols

Postby Akash_Kapoor_1L » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:23 am

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

Emma Boyles 1L
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Re: Use of symbols

Postby Emma Boyles 1L » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:03 pm

I would stick to what symbols are used on the equation sheet we are given.

Sheel Shah 1H
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Re: Use of symbols

Postby Sheel Shah 1H » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:55 pm

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!

Michael Lee 2I
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Re: Use of symbols

Postby Michael Lee 2I » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:31 pm

You definitely should ask your TA because they are the ones grading, but I would say go with v because that is standard.

Sophia Bozone 2G
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Re: Use of symbols

Postby Sophia Bozone 2G » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:35 pm

If it helps, you could write out the whole problem in a way that you are comfortable with, and then change your variable afterwards.


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