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Problem statement, all variables and given/known data

  1. Jul 11, 2011 #1
    "problem statement, all variables and given/known data"

    Couldn't find anywhere else to post this. I was just curious. In a lot of the posts on this board, people organize their question as

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I was wondering if this is a convention on this board, or if this is something they teach all the physics students these days.
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2011 #2

    Evo

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    Re: "problem statement, all variables and given/known data"

    It's our homework template.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2011 #3
    Re: "problem statement, all variables and given/known data"

    I was not able to find it. I read the forum guidelines and I must say that's a very entertaining collection of crackpot links :-) But I could not find any reference to the homework template. Just curious if someone could point me to it.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2011 #4

    diazona

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    Re: "problem statement, all variables and given/known data"

    It's right there in your first post on this thread :wink:

    When you click the button to make a new post in one of the homework forums, the text box is pre-filled with the homework template. That's the original source.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 #5

    Redbelly98

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    Re: "problem statement, all variables and given/known data"

    FYI, "the homework forums" means any forum in the Homework & Coursework Questions area of Physics Forums:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=152

    For any thread started there (and only there), the homework template is automatically generated in the first post of the thread.
     
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