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Can I ask if my calculation is correct? [duplicate]

Let's say I've been working in a calculation which is reasonable simple but I didn't found it done anywhere else. Can I post is in physics.SE and ask what the community think about it? I know in ...
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Bite-sizing homework

Well, meta posts about "homework" keep on coming, but we still don't seem to have a solution that sticks, so I'll give it another shot. For what it's worth I think the current system isn't so bad that ...
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How do I ask homework questions on Physics Stack Exchange?

What is the policy on asking homework questions on Physics Stack Exchange? What kinds of questions are considered homework questions? Are homework questions allowed? What should I include in a ...
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Correcting incorrect answers

I have a strong aversion to having edits applied to my work without my approval. Because of that, I don't do that to what others have written. So what should be done with obviously wrong answers? I ...
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Replacing the homework policy 1b: what is our scope anyway?

Abstract: Analyzing the data from the last replace-the-homework-policy question was inconclusive. So back to the drawing board, or really back to our starting point: what kinds of questions do we ...
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Why is Phys.SE so restrictive in the Q&A it is willing to accept?

There is already a Physics Overflow. Why then not being more lenient in the Q&A to be accepted in Phys.SE? Mathematics SE has 10 times as many questions. SO leads with +10M questions. Those other ...
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A place for helpful comment templates?

I often find the need to have a comment template saved for future use, say when indicating to an asker that they need to write equations in MathJax instead of attaching them as images (with links to ...
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Can we please stop applying the homework tag (and policy) to very advanced questions?

This question is inspired by Colin McFauls very reasonable classification of questions tagged as homework due to the very broad notion of the term "homework-like" currently applied at Physics SE, ...
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This question shouldn't violate the homework policy

See this Physics SE post. I maintain that it doesn't violate the homework policy for someone to provide a complete answer because (1) the OP attempted the question and got it wrong (2) the OP has the ...
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Why can't the Homework policy be more lenient?

Sometimes very tricky problems that require quite a bit of ingenuity are removed simply because they're exercises in physics/maths. Well, what is the fundamental difference asking about a specific '...
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The role of good mechanics problems

Today I saw that this question Applying energy and momentum conservation to the problem of pulling a bent carpet at a constant speed about pulling a bent carpet was closed for being a homework ...
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(How) do we make it explicit that “please check my work”-type questions are off-topic?

This is an outgrowth of the discussion in chat, following this earlier question by Daniel Sank. I think we, as a community, agree (for the most part) that "please check my work"-type questions are ...
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Is it appropriate to tell someone to ask their teacher first?

Physics (PSE) often gets questions from beginner physics students that would easily be answered in person, and are basic physics contained in a text: "How do I calculate the potential 3 cm from a ...
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Role of moderators in reviewing flags

A question I asked a while ago has been put on hold because the moderators think my question does not satisfy the criteria of a good homework question. I disagreed with that assertion so I flagged my ...
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Is this legal to post my physics question here for verification only but not for answer?

Is this legal to post my physics question here for verification only but not for answer? I just want to make sure that my question is on-topic, not off-topic, and fits the rules, like it's not too ...

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