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Yet another homework idea

The community won't become a free homework solving service. Furthermore, if homeworks would be allowed, they would be so many, and so LQ, that it would lead to a significant quality decrease of the ...
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Poll: do you ignore the homework tag?

I want to tackle an teensy tiny bit of the homework debate: How many people set the homework tag on their ignore list as a way to improve their experience of the site? This is one of the arguments ...
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How to provide working for the question if we don't even know how to proceed in a question?

Most of the time when people ask Homework Related questions they are put on hold.They ask for our work on the question. Sometimes we all face the situation that we don't even know how to proceed ...
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Answering “Homework-Like” Questions With Hints

It occurred to me today that I don't know what a good approach is for providing hints to homework-like questions. I cannot find any clear policy on how this should work. The example that brought it ...
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Why my question is put on hold?

I've posted one question here Please guide me. This question is related to electrical self energy from electrostatic but it was put on hold because it was a homework question. So I edited it following ...
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Physics Stackexchange rules?

From help pages: "If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here. However, if your motivation is “I ...
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Homework Policy and what justifies closure

Reading through questions on the Q&A Stackexchange, I came across this Question regarding rotational mechanics. I'd been confused a few other times in the past by homework closures and had come to ...
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Why are homework related questions accepted on maths SE more than here?

I have noticed a tremendous wealth of 'homework' style questions on maths SE ranging from simple concepts such as finding variance in some context or very difficult but solvable integrals. All these ...
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Let's get things rolling again with the homework policy

Okay, so the last time we had a focused discussion of the homework policy was August 2016. Blech. So, let's start thinking about this again. And before you collectively groan, this first post isn't ...
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Automatic comment when voting to close as homework-like?

Would it be convenient to include an automatically generated comment when voting to close a question as homework-like? The way things are set up now, if I see a question that runs afoul the homework-...
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Why is my question on hold, flagged as homework and why the downvote?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: Shankar Quantum Mechanics: Proof Inverse Of Operators Hi! I don't get why my question was flagged as homework plus a down-vote. It is not ...
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Should we change homework policy of physics.SE?

All possible sites given by this answer are very disappointing in dealing with question & answer and the Physics.SE is by far the best (with respect to design and with respect to active users ) so ...
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Should question 315730 have the homework-and-exercises tag?

Express Laplace transform of voltage across a capacitor in terms of charge I'd be interested to hear folks' opinions.
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Can a simple physics SE be designed for people who have little or no training who are enthusiasts none the less? That way moderators can instant migrate lessor questions there instead of instant close?...
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redirecting off-topic homework-and-exercises questions to appropriate sites

Proposal When homework-and-exercises questions are voted off topic and put on hold then the OP should be directed to the Meta Question which offers a choice of alternative sites. To put this ...
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Could StackExchange serve as a resource for the physics subject GRE?

I recently went trough the marginally pleasant experience of having to take both the general and the physics subject GRE tests in order to apply to graduate programs in the US. I prepared exclusively ...
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How to ask a practice book question and apology?

I wanted to know how to ask the question from my practice book I add the homework tag and obviously I myself want to know only the concept part and I also give information about what I did and how I ...
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Should this “homework-like” question about the AKLT Hamiltonian be reopened, or remain deleted?

It's been suggested via a flag that this question, which was deleted by Community after being closed for ten days, has value to other users asking similar questions. I personally don't understand the ...
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Homework policy

My main issue with how the site deals with 'homework questions' is about assumptions. I am an A level physics student and I never ask homework questions on this site. However I will ask questions ...
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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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Add “is your question on-topic” page for new users?

I was looking around on the mother meta, and I saw this interesting post. The second answer mentions this page on stack overflow for new users, where they must check the box at the bottom to confirm ...
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Problem with questions

About five minutes before I posted this, a question came up in the feed asking users to come up with innovative project ideas for a highschool project with a photoresistor. The question had no ...
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Homework and Exercise Tag

Why is there a complete homework and exercise tag, when all the question asked under that category are termed as off-topic. This tab accounts as the second largest tab but still the moderators down ...
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I need to know if I can ask some homework problems on here?

This is my first post. I need to know if I can ask some homework problems on here? Not full problems but after I provide my attempt at the problem.
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How to automate “not a homework help site” comment?

While reviewing I often have to make this comment: Hi and welcome to the Physics SE! Please note that this is not a homework help site. Please see this Meta post on asking homework questions and ...
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Replacing the homework policy 1: what existing questions should be on/off topic?

TL;DR: post examples of current questions which are edge cases for the new policy, look through the list, and vote answers UP if you think they should be ON TOPIC vote answers DOWN if you think they ...
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Why are homework questions not given proper answers and they don't have much value here?

I think you all are still correct but some of us have some personal problems due to which we come to sites like this. I think we should be treated well.
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Should we suggest that authors of complete solutions to homework-like questions delete them?

This week I've seen several complete solutions posted to homework-like questions. One author asked if he should delete his answer. I'm inclined to answer yes, he should delete it, but I'm putting ...
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Guidelines for answering homework-like questions

I was looking for guidelines, but the best I could find is this. Is there a better statement somewhere? That was hard enough to find. Perhaps an entry could be put in the help to make it easier ...
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How can I reopen it?

What will be final velocity of three charges $q$, $q$, $2q$? How can I reopen it? All concepts come out from questions. If I know how to solve it, I would know concept automatically.
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Why are “homework questions” redundant?

I have already two questions on-hold and closed because they were considered as homework questions. I think these people are exaggerating. Who told these people that my questions were about homework ...
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Incosistent policy on “homework” questions

Recently I asked a question on physics stack exchange. It was closed with a reference to faq guidelines. Here is the question that was closed: Maximum period of a vertically spinning ball. Please ...
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Generalizing the homework policy

In our last chat session two weeks ago (sorry for the delay), we had a discussion about updating the homework policy and homework close reason. I'm making this post to summarize that discussion and ...
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My question was held off by vote for wrong reasons

I was asking for a clarification. My question was not Homework type. I had worked out a solution myself.
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Why run the home-work and exercises tag? [closed]

Most people on this website, who happen to have some "reputation", don't want to solve homework questions, all they want to do is put questions on hold, because apparently , the questions are "off-...
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Answering homework-like questions that will be closed

Sometimes I come across a homework-like question, like this one Terminal velocity of a sky-diver that is of little value to our collection, as any answer is only of interest and benefit to the ...
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Should we rename the homework policy?

The homework policy is a constant source of confusion for new (and sometimes established) users. We see this confusion, for example, when users respond to closures based on the homework policy by ...
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Streamlining the vote to close homework option page

This is a small point, but a lot of my vote to close choices have been about homework questions. Is it possible to have that homework option come up on the first page of the "Why should this question ...
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Where did this answer go?

Just interested in what happened, why would someone delete their accepted answer to my question question that actually helped me? And isn't ACuriousMind's comment just wrong?
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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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Revisiting the creation of a new site: Physics Learners

There has been a lot of discussion in the past in regard to this. And a page Physics homework questions on Area51. On that page you will find a suggestion, to change the name of the site to Physics ...
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Clarification regarding conceptual doubts

According to one of the answers to my post: Physics.SE is not a homework help site, it is not meant to be a resource to teach people physics, and it is not a resource intended to help right ...
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Homework questions as a knowledge resource

I'd like to point on the idea of question as a knowledge resource. It has come to my knowledge that understanding a subject, especially Physics, requires experience with as many questions as possible....
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Homework - the view from the chat session

During yesterday's Physics Chat we had an, erm, lively discussion about the evergreen subject of homework questions, and I think we reached as near a consensus as a motley crew of physics nerds is ...
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Off-topic question

I posted a question on Phys.SE and the question was closed as off-topic. As a matter of fact I did a mistake when selecting the tags, since I used the homework tag. When I realized that I did a ...
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Homework questions physics

Just joined a week ago and wondering how homework questions should be dealt with. Maybe this is covered already but I noticed a sizeable amount of kids are getting sharp "don't bother me" type ...
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Examples of good homework questions

I want to start this meta question as place where people can put links to well asked homework-like questions. The point is that if not so good questions are asked then we will have a meta question ...
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Are questions asking for confirmation of a method off-topic?

I have asked a question relating to how I have approached a problem. My reason for asking the question was my answers seem to be unrealistic. The question is here: How to calculate force on a string ...
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What is the meaning of **effort** that Phys.SE wants in homework questions?

Always do I have seen most of the homework tagged questions are hold, with a close reason to show minimal effort. I thought Phys.SE wanted the asker to show his attempt. But recently, I got amazed ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

My answer here was recently deleted. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/148332/by-what-force-does-a-man-attract-earth/148336?noredirect=1#comment309273_148336 I never encountered such ...