Problem Solving: While a correct answer is the goal of any problem solution, we are most interested in the path that you take to obtain the solution.
When grading your work, it is very important that all of your work is clearly described in your solution. In the case of an incorrect final answer, this can help the instructor determine where the conceptual or computational error is in the solution.
The important elements of a good problem-solving technique are:
These are the elements which earn major credit.
- Correct problem set-up.
- Correct analysis.
- Correct numbers and units.
- Correct interpretation of the answer (both units and direction).