M 311 Spring 2004
HOMEWORK SUMMARY REPORT
Chapter number: 3
Section number: 5
Exercise number: 7
Number of papers received: 3
Reviewing committee: Eta
List all participating committee members:
..., Amanda Coots
Author(s) of paper(s) chosen for publication: [Jason Madsen]
Comments: [...]'s paper was completely correct. The only suggested
improvement was to include further explanation and the revised function
of T, but this is optional. Of the other papers, one did not address the
question posed and the other did not appear to be correct.
GRADER'S AND INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENTS: Upon examination, the originally
chosen paper also did not address the question posed. None of the papers
did. The point is that the left side of the equation should have a total
derivative (dT/dx, where x labels a point on the path) whereas the right
has a partial derivative, so they do not cancel.