Class schedule Physics 485/785 Fall 2002

Date 
Topic 
Reading 
Problems
       
Aug 28 W  Introduction. Begin review of basics. Vectors 1.1  Ch 1 P1,2,8,10,14
Aug 30 F Scalar and Vector Fields.  1.2 Due Sep 6
Sep 2 M LABOR DAY NO CLASS  
Sep 4 W   Curvilinear coordinates  1.3 Ch1 p15,16, 19 Ch 2 P2,5
Sep 6 F  More... 1.3-6 Due Sep 13
Sep 9 M  Complex variables and their use in physics  2.1-2   
Sep 11 W Complex functions. Branch cuts. Calculus with complex variables.  2.2 Ch 2 P6b,7,10,11, 19c
Sep 13 F Integration- Cauchy Theorem.  2.2  Due Sep 20
Sep 16 M Complex series.  2.3     
Sep 18 W  Use of complex variables in fluid flow.  2.4    
Sep 20 F  Poles and zeroes.  2.5 Ch 2 P14d, 15a,16a,17a  
Sep 23 M  The residue theorem.  2.6  Due Sep 27  
Sep 25 W  Examples.  2.7    
Sep 27 F  Conformal mapping.  2.8     
Sep 30 M The gamma function  Interlude  Ch 2 P18a ,19b,20d, 21c, 24   
Oct 2 W  more... Ch 2  Due Oct 4   
Oct 4 F Quick review of Differential eqns. - series soln. Ch 3     
Oct 7 M More on DEs   Ch 3    
Oct 9 W  MID-TERM EXAM. Ch 1-2 Ch 2 p 28 Ch 3 P4,14  
Oct 11 F  Fourier Series.  4.1-4.2 Due Oct 13  
Oct 14 M  Sine and cosine series 4.3 Ch 3 P16 Ch 4 P3,4,6  
Oct 16 W  Examples 4.4 Due Oct 20  
Oct 18 F  Convergence.  4.5    
Oct 21 M  Laplace transforms.  5.1,2  
Oct 23 W   Examples 5.3 Ch 4 P 9,10,12  
Oct 25 F   More tricks  5.4 Due Oct 27  
Oct 28  M Convolution 5.5    
Oct 30 W  The Mellin Inversion integral. 5.6  Ch 5 P 1b,d, 2, 5b,7  
Nov 1 F  Examples.  5.7  Due Nov 3  
Nov 4 M  Delta functions  6.1  Ch 5 P 6b,10, 16  
Nov 6 W  Properties of delta-functions.  6.1 Due Nov 10  
Nov 8 F  More rigorous math on delta fns.  6.2 Ch 6 P1c,2,3a   
Nov  11 M  Examples. 6. 3 Due Nov 17  
Nov 13 W   Sequences and series  6.4  Ch 6 P 5,6,8c,11  
Nov 15 F  Distributions in N dimensions 6.5 -6 Due Nov 27  
Nov 18 M  Fourier transforms.  7.1-2    
Nov 20 W  Basic properties.  7.3   
Nov 22 F  Examples.   
Nov 25 M  Power spectra 7.4-5  Ch 7 P1a,3, 4  
Nov 27 W  Sine and Cosine transforms 7.6  Due Dec 4  
Nov 29 F  THANKSGIVING - NO CLASS  7.7    
Dec 2 M  Sturm-Liouville Theory 8.1 Ch 7 P 10a, 12, 13  
Dec 4 W  ADVISING DAY - NO CLASS       
Dec 6 F  Sturm-Liouville Theory  8.2 Due Dec 11  
Dec 9 M Spherical problems 8.3 Ch 8 P1,3  
Dec 11 W  Spherical problems 8.3 Due Dec 15  
Dec 13 F  more Ch 8 If this schedule poses  
Dec 16 M FINAL EXAMINATION HANDED OUT 10:00am    a hardship for you, you  
Dec 18 W  Final Exam due 10:00am    must notify me by Nov 27.   

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