Course, Assignment, and Grading Policies:
Class attendance is expected, as is ontime arrival.
Homeworks can be discussed collaboratively, but each person must turn
in their own solutions with unique writeup/analysis. Collaborative
means talking with each other about approaches, techniques, etc.
Collaborative does not mean sitting sidebyside working out the
answers, or swapping final solutions to copy!
Each homework set will include one "integrative essay", which will
cover a broad theme being discussed in the course. Your responses to
these questions should be ~ 12 (typed) pages long.
There will also be assignments involving computational/data analysis. The
use of python and astropy is highly recommended (and is required for
ASTR 428 students).
For graduate students enrolled in ASTR/PHYS 428, there will be
additional problems on the HW sets, along with an independent 30
min presentation on a topic of the student's interest,
chosen in consultation with the instructor.
Homework will be accepted in hardcopy form only  no electronic/email
submissions. Assignments are due at 4:00pm on the due date unless
otherwise noted.
Late HW policy: You get one free late homework (up to one week late),
no questions asked. After that, it's a penalty of 20% for every day
late, unless you have an prearranged, excused reason.
Useful Links:

Grade Weights

ASTR/PHYS
328

ASTR/PHYS
428

Homework

100%

85%

Project



15%

Grading Scheme
ASTR/PHYS
328


ASTR/PHYS
428

A

90100


A,A,A+

9091,9297,98100

B

8089


B,B,B+

8081,8287,8889

C

7079


C,C,C+

7071,7277,7879 
D

5069


D,D,D+

5055,5665,6669

F

<50


F

<50

Homework Due Dates
HW
#1

Sep
14

HW
#2

Sep 28

HW
#3 
Oct 12

HW
#4

Nov 2

HW
#5 
Nov 16

HW #6

Dec 7 (328)
Dec 12 (428)

ASTR/PHYS 428 Project Due Dates
Presentation Draft

Nov 26

Class Presentations

Dec 3 & 5

