What is Homework problems: Definition and 50 Discussions

Homework, or a homework assignment, is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the classroom. Common homework assignments may include required reading, a writing or typing project, mathematical exercises to be completed, information to be reviewed before a test, or other skills to be practiced.
The effects of homework are debated. Generally speaking, homework does not improve academic performance among young children, because children need more sleep to develop and grow. Homework may improve academic skills among older students, especially lower-achieving students. However, homework also creates stress for students and parents, and reduces the amount of time that students can spend in other activities.

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    Electrical engineer

    I am an electrical engineer and I like to educate high school physics
  2. Amaretto

    Calculation of Ramp Jump Distance Using Projectile Motion Formulas?

    I created a Vector which describes the direction of the medium. with r=(x(t),y(t))=((x0+cos(b)*t+0*t^2/2),(y0+sin(b)*t-9.81*t^2/2)) I created a vector for the acceleration a=(0,-9.81) Now only the y(t) is relevant since x(t) acceleration is zero. sin,cos describe the direction of the velocity...
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    Vertical projectile motion with quadratic drag (sign convention)

    I am attempting problem number 2.38 from John R. Taylor's Classical Mechanics and I am not getting the correct answer. My procedure is as follows: Equation of motion (taking up as the positive direction): $$m\dot{v}=-mg-cv^2$$ Now to find ##v_\mathrm{ter}##, the terminal velocity, we consider...
  4. N

    Engineering An issue with these two curved beam homework problems

    Hi, good evening/morning/night! I have a problem with this 2 homework problems about curved beams. In both I must calculate the stress at points A and B. My procedure is correct, but for some reason in: First problem - the effort in A is very close to that of the teacher, but the effort in B...
  5. P

    Stuck on a few Vector homework problems

    I'm stuck on a few Vector homework problems. I don't quite understand how to write vectors A+B and A-B for questions 1b and 2b. I tried starting with calculating the magnitude for vector A+B on question 1b and then followed by finding theta, but I'm not sure if that's what I'm supposed to do...
  6. astroman707

    How to get better at theoretical homework problems

    I’m having lots of trouble in my honors physics class with the theoretical homework problems that are assigned. The entire concept of learning to solve things theoretically, and then applying it is brand new to me. I’m decent at figuring out the applied problems, but pure theory stumps me. I...
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    Electrophysiology Quick Homework Problems

    Homework Statement Hi guys, I've been trying to solve these two questions for the last hour and can't seem to find the solution, any help would be very much appreciated. :smile: 1. An RC circuit is given a step voltage (charging) of V at t = 0 seconds. What is the value of voltage at t = 2RC...
  8. Lucy788

    Solving Homework Problems: Evaluating Limits of f(X) as X->0

    hi I don't understand how to do one type of homework problem, here's an example of the type: If limit of f(X)/X = 1 as X ->0 evaluate the limit f(X) as X->0
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    Good source homework problems for beam spring structures?

    Hello there, In this semester I'm studying the vibrations course. In this course we get questions like calculating the total stiffness, set up differential equations and so on. The book that we use (Theory of Vibrations) has not been very useful, our exams give beam spring structures related...
  10. S

    Difficulty of undergraduate homework problems

    I am an advanced undergraduate student, and I still remember the days when I could open my mathematics textbooks, read through a few sample problems, and then blaze my way through the exercises with little or no help. Come university, and my freshman year, and things changed dramatically. I...
  11. J

    Addition of Velocities Special Relativity Problem

    [Mentor's note: this post does not use the homework template because it was originally posted in a non-homework forum.] ----------------------------- A ship (attached to reference frame S') is passing us (standing in reference frame S) with velocity v= 0.933c. A proton is fired at speed...
  12. N

    Heat of vaporization conceptual problem

    When I'm doing the Physics homework the problem for heat of vaporization uses Q=mcΔT and Q=mLv. How do I know when to use which equation through out the problem?
  13. Mark Harder

    What are some potential applications of Mathematica in solving physics problems?

    Just joined. I've been slowly working my way through Susskind's Theoretical Minimum books, so I'll be looking for discussions of those and his lectures on the same topics. I have a lot of scientific interests, including fundamental physics, mathematical biology, economic geology, electronics...
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    Finding Solutions for Intricate Homework Problems

    Homework Statement Hi there! So I'm working on an old homework problem for review so that I actually have the solution, but I'm not sure how to compute a certain part. Here it is: $$\int \int rcos^2(\theta)dr - r^2cos(\theta)\sin(\theta)d\theta$$ Homework Equations The solution involves (what...
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    Clarification on set of assigned homework problems

    Hello everyone, For homework my instructor assigned problem from the book. To show which problems to do she wrote this: 4n + 1 N={1, 2, 3...}. Does this mean problems 5, 9, 13, . . . ? Thanks for any suggestions.
  16. J

    Solving Your Homework Problems: Using Equations to Calculate Pressure

    Homework Statement Is there an equation which I can use to calculate this? Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I think the SI units for pressure are kgm^-1s^-2 but that's all I know. I have tried to put numbers into that to get an answer but I can't get it to work. Thanks.
  17. H

    Trigonometry homework problems

    Homework Statement I need to prove that \frac{\frac{1}{2} cot20^{o}-cos10^{o}}{\frac{1}{2}+sin10^{o}}=\frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}The Attempt at a Solution I try to do it by this way \frac{\frac{1}{2}...
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    Book of Physics Homework Problems

    I'm a physics teacher. Do you know of any available physics problem books or sources (free or otherwise) for: * intro level, lite-algebra high school applied physics course * standard high school algebra-based physics course (AP Physics B) * standard high school calc-based physics course...
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    Solving Vertical Circular Motion Homework Problems

    Homework Statement 1. A ball is tied to a string then moved so that its trajectory is vertical circle. If the mass of the ball is 500 g, the speed is 2 m/s, and the length of string is 50 cm, find the tension when it is at the top of the trajectory 2. A mass m is tied to a string and moved so...
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    Calculate Emf of Battery in Figure | Homework Problems and Solutions

    Homework Statement What is the emf E of the battery at the lower left in the figure? Answer in units of V. http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6/82852928.png Can someone guide me? I'm confused as to where to start. I think I am supposed go the route of the loop, but I am given the...
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    Relating Homework problems to Newton's laws

    Hi guys, I realize this can be a rather uncanny occurance when a new member's first post is to ask for physics help on his homework but I've been lurking around the forum here for a while and am now in a really tight spot and thus had to get over myself and finally make an account...
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    How Does the Integral Property Relate to the Dirac Delta Function?

    Hi everyone, Can anyone show me how the property \frac{1}{2\pi} \int ^{\infty} _{-\infty} e^{i\omega x}d\omega= \delta(x) holds. Thanks,
  23. F

    Set Theory By Naylor and Sell Homework Problems

    Homework Statement I am trying understand the approach to the problems given in the following textbook. Linear Operator Theory in Engineering and Science (Applied Mathematical Sciences) (Volume 0) [Paperback] Arch W. Naylor (Author), George R. Sell (Author). Pages 12-29. There are excercise...
  24. L

    Estimating the Degree of Roughness for Challenging Homework Problems

    Homework Statement ok I am going to supply some preps I got from exam(all that i remember) and I want you to estimate the degree of roughness Find the square roots 1) |z|9+27=0 2)find homogenus system x+y-c+2z=0 -x+2y+c+z=0 x+y+c+z=0 2x+y+c+2z=0 ------->im not sure but...
  25. J

    A few homework problems (due Friday)

    Disclaimer: This is a college course of mine in which the homework is scrutinized by the professor and worth 30% of our grade. I've done all the homework problems by myself except these 2. Do not, in any way, tell me how to do it. It's okay to explain something that my attempt shows I'm fuzzy...
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    Solving Simple Homework Problems: An Exercise in O(x^4) Analysis

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    Solving Homework Problems: Electric Field & Gravitational Field

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    About Quarks - How Big is One?

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    Special Relativity homework problems

    Hi, These are not homework problem, but problems from my textbook. I am studying for a final exam in 2nd year Modern Physics that is on Monday and need some help with question. This set will be about special and genreal relativity, and I'll post another on quantum physics. 1). How fast...
  30. D

    Help Solving Precalculus Homework Problems

    I need help with how to solve these problems on my homework. If you don't know how to do them all then just write the number of the one you know. Thanks so much. 1. arcsin(√3 / 2)= 2. sin^-1(- √2 / 2)= 3. arcos(- 1/2)= 4. tan^-1(√3 / 3)= 5. sin(arctan 3/ 4)= 6. If the sun is 30degrees...
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    Find the Error: Solving Homework Problems

    Homework Statement http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/9822/questionta3.jpg http://g.imageshack.us/img114/questionta3.jpg/1/ Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/2928/workingkz5.jpg May I know which part of my solution went wrong? In the end the...
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    Friction force homework problems

    Hey guys this is a practice problem for my lab and i can't get it can someone please help: The force sensor measures the force on the sensor due to the bumper, but the cart's momentum change arises from the force on the cart due to the bumper. Which of the following facts are needed to assert...
  33. K

    Solving Two Homework Problems: Work, Power, and Speed Calculations

    FIRST PROBLEM Homework Statement A skier of mass 70 kg is pulled up a slope by a motor-driven cable. (a) How much work is required to pull him 60m up a 30 degree slope (assumed frictionless) at a constant speed of 2.0 m/s? (b) What power must a motor have to perform this task? Homework...
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    Solving Distance and Direction-Based Homework Problems

    [/B]Homework Statement rower a wishes to cross a river directly to the oposite bank (east) a distance of 30mtrs (90 degree's to the shore) the current is flowing NS at 2.6m/s and he can sustain a rowing speed of 3m/s 1. calculate the direction with respect to the current flow he needs to...
  35. B

    Is This Solution to the Integral and Series Problem Correct?

    Homework Statement Evaluate the integral 3x^2e^xdx The Attempt at a Solution I used integration by parts twice and came up with: 3x^2e^x-6xe^x+6e^x+C Does that look correct. Another question ask for a divergent series whose terms go to 0. The harmonic series 1/n (with...
  36. M

    How Can You Verify the Reasonableness of E&M Homework Solutions?

    So our latest E&M homework assignment out of griffiths has a bit of a twist. For all of the answers that we get we have to show that they seem reasonable. I know for instance with a charged solid sphere of radius R you could take R<<r where r is the distance away from the sphere and see that it...
  37. dav2008

    PhysicsForums.com: Interpreting ambiguous homework problems since 2001

    PhysicsForums.com: Shining a flashlight out of a spaceship won't make the light travel faster than c. PhysicsForums.com: I can't believe it's not Newtonian Physics.
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    Are My Physics Homework Answers Correct?

    Going through these last few multiple choice HW problems tonight (about 50 of them total to finish tonight and I am down to these alst few)...and wondering if these are correct: 1. Newton's First law states... a) An object can only move in a circle if external forces act on it. b) An...
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    Help with homework problems please

    Help with homework problems please! A cannon is mounted 50m away from the edge of a cliff that drops 10m to the plain below. If the cannon projecticle is fired with an initial velocity of 75 m/sec find the angle of elevation so that the shell lands closest to the cliff face from the plane below.
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    Electric potential homework problems

    mark the correct alternative : The electric potential decreases from 120V to 80V as one moves on the X axis from x=-1cm to x=1cm . The electric field at the origin a) must be equal to 20V/cm b) may be equal to 20V/cm c) may be greater than 20V/cm d) may be greater than 20V/cm i think all...
  41. J

    4 homework problems (static coefficient, acceleration/direction, power, ect)

    #1) The coefficient of static friction bwtween the block and the board is 0.6. If the blocks weight is 75 N, what minumum weight attached to the pulley will cause the block to move? #2)Find the direction and acceleration of a single pulley with 2 masses (7 kg and 10 kg) #3)A machine...
  42. I

    Torque and Force Equilibrium in a Rotating Plank

    I have soluted these so but I need an explanation of what I've done. An even 2,23m long plank is turn-able around its one end. The plank is hold up in an horisontial way with a vertical upp-force on 268 N The force works at 1,52 from the turn-able point. Decide the planks mass. What I did...
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    Calc 2 Homework: Find Series Solutions to 2 Problems

    Infinite Series Calculus 2 homework problem Hello. I need help finding the answer on two of these. #1. Find a power series representation for f(x)=ln(1+x^2) I have f'(x)=\frac{(2x)}{(1+x^2)} So I factor out 2x and have \frac{1}{(1+x^2)} which is a geometric series = \sum(-1)^{n}x^{2n}...
  44. C

    Need help solving homework problems

    Please help I'm totally lost an i don't understand how to do these problems. Could u please explain these problems out so i can better understand them and solve too.I am failing physics right now that's how clueless i am about this subject. 1. Consider two uniform solid spheres where both...
  45. S

    Solving Dynamics Homework Problems

    For some reason I just don't get my dynamics homework. Here are the few problems I am having. Problem 1: A river is flowing north at 3 m/s (uniform current). If you want to travel in a straight line from point C to point D in a boat that moves at a constant speed of 10 m/s relative to the...
  46. K

    I need some serious help with my homework problems

    I'm on static/kinetic friction, tension force, and Equilibrium applications of Newton's Laws of motion. I have many homework problems that baffles my mind and need serious help understanding them. So, any help will be appreciated. 1] 'A large cube (mass= 25 kg) being accelerated across a...
  47. P

    Get Help with 8 Oscillation and Electrical Problems | Expert Solutions Available

    Some chapter review problems in the back of the book I was having trouble with. Any help is appreciated. (Not asking for answers but directions and formulas explanations if possible) Thank you! 1) The Empire State Building in New York City oscillates in the wind with a period of 8 seconds. Do...
  48. E

    Homework problems (galvanometers)

    I figured out the capacitor/charging problem that I last posted. Here's my latest cause of worry: 1)The Resistance of the coil of a pivoted-coil galvanometer is 7.92 Ohms and a current of .0194 A causes it to deflect full scale. We want to convert this gavanometer to an ammeter reading 10 A...
  49. S

    Can i post a list of my homework problems

    Can i post a list of my homework problems (not to get answers or anything) but to give me pointers on problems?