Submitting Homework Electronically



If you want to submit homework electronically, it must be packaged as a SINGLE pdf file and emailed to me so that I receive it BEFORE the date/time it is due.

Do's and Don'ts:

Please do not send me any other kinds of documents: no jpegs, jupyter notebooks, Word documents, links to Googledocs, etc. Also do not send me multiple pdf files, either in different emails or as multiple attachments to a single email. Send me one single pdf file containing your solution set in its entirety, complete with any figures embedded within it.

Please do feel free to write up your assignment in whatever format you wish: Word, LaTeX, GoogleDocs, whatever you find easiest. When you are finished, save it as a pdf and send me the pdf.

Please do not
just save your Jupyter notebooks as a pdf file and email that. Unless I specifically ask for it, I do not want to see Jupyter notebooks, or printed out code. Coding is a tool by which you arrive at an answer, not the answer itself. Once you have written your code and done your analysis, you then need think about the problem and write up your solution set using words, laying out your reasoning, describing your techniques, explaining your figures, and justifying your conclusions. That's what you turn in.


Please do
feel free to write out your solution sets by hand, particularly for portions that are very equation-heavy. Typesetting equations can be a lot of work, and is not required. But then turn that handwritten page into a high-quality pdf and embed it into your solution set. You can do that via a scanner, or high-quality photo-to-pdf apps.


Please do
not
turn in low quality scans or photos of your work. Good/bad examples:
Problem: Show how the scale factor of the universe evolves at very late times in a Universe with a cosmological constant.
Good!
(neatly scanned)
Good!
(neatly photographed)
Nope!
(shadows, hard to see)
Nope!
(reflections, hard to follow)
Nope!
(low resolution, cant read)
Nope!
(quality fine,  no explanation)







Please do
learn how to use Adobe Acrobat (or similar software) to organize material into a single pdf file. In particular, the "Create PDF", "Combine Files", "Organize Pages", and "Edit PDF" tools in Acrobat are very useful for this.

Please do not send me multiple rounds of emails fixing errors you caught in the solution set you emailed me 10 minutes ago. Once you've finished your write-up, sit back, think about it, proofread it a couple of times, make any corrections, and then send me your one, final solution set.

Please do use software (Word, Googledocs, LaTeX, etc) to write essays or other long explanations of your work. Again, for mostly-math kind of problems you dont need to do this, but long written passages should be done electronically, particularly if your handwriting is as bad as mine..

Please do not turn in half your solution electronically and then hand in a hard copy of the other half. Pick one way to submit it -- hardcopy or electronic -- and submit the whole thing that way.

Please do open and review the pdf file you create, before sending it to me. That way you know it looks how you want it to look.