Submitting Homework Electronically

Your homework submission must be in the form of a single pdf file with all your answers, description, plots, math, etc included. It must be submitted via the course Canvas site no later than 5pm on the date it is due.

Do's and Don'ts:

Please do not upload any other kinds of documents: no jpegs, no jupyter notebooks, no Word documents, no links to Googledocs, etc. Also do not upload multiple pdf files. Upload 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
upload Jupyter notebooks, and do not just save your Jupyter notebooks as a pdf file and upload that. Unless I specifically ask for it, I do not want to see Jupyter notebooks, or code of any kind. 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, explaining what equations/values/assumptions you (or your code) made, describing 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 embed a high quality scan/photo of it into your solution set. M

Please do
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.
(neatly scanned)
(neatly photographed)
(shadows, hard to see)
(reflections, hard to follow)
(low resolution, cant read)
(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 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 open and review the pdf file you create, before submitting it. Look at it, s
it back, think about it, proofread it a couple of times, make any corrections. Review the HW Tips document to make sure you've avoided any common pitfalls. That way you know it looks how you want it to look.