This is the second assignment of the semester, but sets up the entire focus for the course. There is an introductory problem set from the Marshak and Mitra text, which will help the students develop work habits for subsequent chapters. The secondary part of the assignment is an optional (Extra Credit) task that most students will do. Students make and bring homemade play dough to class. We "bank" the play dough and use it for several lab exercises during the semester. One of the early exercises with the play dough is a group exercise in which students create layers and deform them, then they work with other groups to interpret them.


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