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Should any check-my-work questions be made on topic?

I know the stated goal of the site is to provide a knowledge base, and I know that every time I rant on about the importance of teaching I get told that isn't the main purpose of the site. ...
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Should history of physics questions be on topic?

Summary History questions are welcome on this site whenever they have any bearing on our modern understanding of physics. However, if a question has only minimal or null bearing on our current ...
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ToughSTEM. A question answer community on a mission to share solutions for all STEM major problems. This is a site built specifically for answering STEM (science, technology, engineering, and ...
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Should any check-my-work questions be made on topic?

Check my work question should always be off-topic. Those that can be rephrased should be rephrased. "Am I right?", "Is this correct?" or something else is always only of use to people who did the ...
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How do we write good question titles?

An example Suppose we want to ask how to find the electric field outside of a uniform sphere of charge Q and radius R. Consider these possible titles: Electrostatics question? Electric field from ...
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http://www.physicsforums.com
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What is the policy for linking? E.g.: Why should we link to abstract pages rather than pdf files? How do we cite arXiv preprints?

There are multiple reasons why it's better to link to abstract pages rather than directly to the PDF versions: Mobile users and users with slow internet connection prefer an abstract page over a PDF ...
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How do I ask homework questions on Physics Stack Exchange?

Bad: Your question looks like: "Here is my homework. Solve it instead of me, now". You scanned/photographed your textbook. You don't show effort or curiosity towards the solution. You don't bother to ...
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Should abbreviations and acronyms be discouraged?

Abbreviations and acronyms should be explained, especially if in the title. Avoid abbreviations in titles, such as, e.g., TDR, BGK, GTO, EFE, etc. Spell them out instead (as editors have later done in ...
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How do I ask homework questions on Physics Stack Exchange?

The aim of our site is to be an authoritative source of information for active researchers, academics and students of physics and astronomy, and we want the posts here to be interesting, informative ...
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Should any check-my-work questions be made on topic?

I'll offer up my other view on this since I am undecided in some respects. Checking of mathematical derivations only should always be off topic. We're not TA's here, we shouldn't need to hold office ...
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Problem Solving Strategies chatroom This requires a rep of at least 20 points. Typical questions come from college/university exam preparation (mainly JEE) and undergraduate level physics courses, ...
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Should any check-my-work questions be made on topic?

"Check my work" type questions should remain off topic for two reasons: They do not ask for clarification of physics concepts, they ask for clarification on the mathematical solution to a particular ...
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https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another Internet site where my question might be on-topic?

https://www.wyzant.com/ is a tutoring site but where you can post your question (homework)
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Should any check-my-work questions be made on topic?

Let me quote part of the homework-like close reason... Ahem... We want our questions to be useful to the broader community, and to future users. Powerful words. So when it comes to checking ...
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https://www.slader.com/ Live Tutoring Tutoring on Slader provides users a platform to chat and share concepts visually through images and a live shared drawing board. Slader users can request help ...
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Should history of physics questions be on topic?

In general, I'd say no, they should not be on topic here. However, I could see myself making an exception for questions asking how a problem in physics was historically solved. I don't mean a homework-...
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another Internet site where my question might be on-topic?

https://artofproblemsolving.com/community A good number of questions closed as off-topic are often of grade 12 level or sometimes of Olympiad Physics level. When PSE veterans see such questions, they ...
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