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Due date timesAll assignment due date times are in Central Standard Time (CST).
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Register your iClicker in QuestIf your instructor tells you to register your iClicker in Quest, choose MY PROFILE on the top menu bar and enter the 8 character ID found on the back side of your iClicker. If your clicker ID is unreadable, bring it to ITS's office in FAC to have the ID read. See the Clicker FAQs for more details.
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Entering numeric answersa) Numeric input: On "numeric" questions, you input ONE NUMBER -- integer, decimal or scientific notation. Do not include commas or spaces in numeric answers.
b) Significant digits and precision
To be scored as correct, an answer must be within 1% of the computer's answer (except for an answer of zero, which must be exact). You will be informed of any exceptions to this tolerance.
The computer carries out all calculations to at least six significant digits. Do not round off intermediate calculations or your final answer. Six digits are shown in solutions.
c) Scientific/Engineering notation ("times 10 to the power")
Very large or very small numbers may be input with "scientific notation," e.g., +3.56e-10, which is 3.56 times ten to the negative tenth power. However, 468 (or 468.0) is just as good as +4.68e+02 or +4.68E+02.
Constants and Conversion FactorsBe aware that using conversion factors and/or constants not identical with those used by the algorithm in the computer may cause discrepancies (e.g., pi = 3.14 is not the same as pi = 3.14159265358979324). In general, constants other than those given in the links below should be given in the question by the instructor.
Constants: HTML PDF
Conversion Factors: HTML PDF
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