ATSC 201 - The Meteorology of Storms

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Calendar of Assignment Dates - Fall 2008

In the calendar below, click on the Week to see the readings, online warm-up question sets, and homeworks assigned that week. (See Notes below for definition of abbreviations.)

Week Monday Wednesday Friday
Week 1 1 Sep. . Holiday 3 Sep. first class 5 Sep . . HW 1
Week 2 8 Sep 10 Sep 12 Sep . . HW 2
Week 3 15 Sep  17 Sep 19 Sep . . HW 3
Week 4 22 Sep 24 Sep 26 Sep . . HW 4
Week 5 29 Sep 1 Oct 3 Oct . . . HW 5
Week 6 6 Oct 8 Oct 10 Oct . . HW 6
Week 7 13 Oct . . Holiday 15 Oct 17 Oct . . HW 7
Week 8 20 Oct 22 Oct 24 Oct . . HW 8
Week 9 27 Oct 29 Oct .. Exam 31 Oct  . . HW 9
Week 10 3 Nov 5 Nov 7 Nov . . . HW 10
Week 11 10 Nov 12 Nov 14 Nov . . HW 11
Week 12 17 Nov 19 Nov 21 Nov . HW 12
Week 13 24 Nov 26 Nov 28 Nov . HW 13
. . . .
Finals (tba) .


Online Warm-up Question Sets that you do at home are short answers (one or two paragraphs each question) based on the reading assignments.  They are completed online using the "Vista" link, and must be completed by 10 pm the night before the next class.   For example, readings assigned on Monday have an online warm-up set that must be completed by 10 pm Tuesday.    Similarly, readings assigned on Wednesday have an online warm-up set that must be completed by 10 pm Thursday.   Warm-up Questions are worth total of 1 mark per  question set.  This one mark is composed of 0.2 marks each for answering Qs 1, 2 & 3, and 0.2 marks each if Qs 1 & 2 are mostly correct.   (For those of you who like to get a head start on the readings and online warm-up questions, on each Friday the Vista warm-up sets are usually made available for the next week. )

Homeworks are all from exercises at the end of each chapter in Stull's book. In the tables that are linked for each week, the chapter appears after the abbreviation "Ch" (example --Ch3:) for the homework exercises, and the exercises are listed afterwards (example N3, N17c, N20, N21, U2, s1). Students are encouraged to use computer spreadsheets for all the homeworks where practical, although this is not manditory.  Homeworks are assigned on Friday, and due to hand in the paper sheets on Monday at the start of class.   (For those of you who like to get a head start, all the homework assignments are posted usually a week or more in advance.) 

Also, in order to receive full credit for each homework assignment, be sure to follow the format of the solved examples in the Stull textbook. Namely, for each exercise: 1) List what is given, with units, and state what is to be found, with units. 2) Draw a figure if it helps to understand the problem. 3) Give the equation number(s) or table number that will be used. 4) Show your work, being careful to always include all you units. This will help maximize your partial credit. 5) Put a box around your final answer, and be sure that units are included. 6) Have a brief statement about how you checked your work. 7) Include a very brief interpretation of your answer is interpreted, explaining the significance (don't just restate in words what your equation says).

If items 5-7 above are not done, then you could loose up to a third of the marks for that question, even if the numerical answer is correct. The reason for this is to encourage you to develop good scientific habits that will serve you throughout your career. If you state that you checked your work, but it is obvious that you didn't because you would have detected an incorrect answer, then double marks are taken off.

In-class Clicker Activities.  In almost every class, there will be chances to interact with your classmates to discuss questions and reach a consensus, before you respond with your clicker.  These activities are not listed in the assignment pages here.  You earn marks for participating using the clickers, and can earn bonus marks when you answer correctly with the clicker.   (See the Evaluations link under the Home page for details of how these are weighted toward your total course score.)

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