Class schedule Physics 485/785 Fall 2002

Date 
Topic 
Reading 
Problems
       
Aug 28 W  Introduction. Begin review of basics. Vectors 1.1  Ch 1 P1,4,5,9,10,17,21
Aug 30 F Scalar and Vector Fields.  1.2 Due Sep 4
Sep 2 M LABOR DAY NO CLASS  
Sep 4 W   Curvilinear coordinates  1.3 Ch1 p24,25b,26a,27, 31
Sep 6 F  More... 1.3-6 Due Sep 11
Sep 9 M  Complex variables and their use in physics  2.1   
Sep 11 W Complex functions. Branch cuts. Calculus with complex variables.  2.2 Ch 2 P2,6,7b,8b,12,14,16b
Sep 13 F Integration- Cauchy Theorem.  2.2  Due Sep 18
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 Ch2 P21d, 22e, 23a, 24c,d, 26a&c, 27a, 28c.  
Sep 23 M  The residue theorem.  2.6  Due Sep 25  
Sep 25 W  Examples.  2.7    
Sep 27 F   Examples.  2.7    
Sep 30 M 2.8 Ch 2 P29b,30d,  
Oct 2 W  CATCH -UP 2.9 Due Oct 2  
Oct 4 F Conformal mapping. 2.8    
Oct 7 M The gamma function   2.9  Ch 2 p31a,32b , 39   
Oct 9 W  MID-TERM EXAM. Ch 1-2 Due Oct 11  
Oct 11 F   Quick review of Differential eqns. - series soln. Ch 3  
Oct 14 M  More on DEs  Ch 3 Ch 3 P15,28,31   
Oct 16 W  Fourier Series. 4.1-4.2 Due Oct 18  
Oct 18 F  Sine and cosine series 4.3    
Oct 21 M  Examples 4.4 Ch 4 P3,4,6, 9,11  
Oct 23 W   Convergence.  4.5 Due Oct 25  
Oct 25 F   Laplace transforms.  5.1,2  
Oct 28  M Examples 5.3    
Oct 30 W  More tricks  5.4 Ch 4 P15,19  Ch 5 P 1d,e 2,  
Nov 1 F  Convolution 5.5  Due Nov 1  
Nov 4 M  The Mellin Inversion integral 5.6   
Nov 6 W  Examples.  5.7 Ch 5 P 4, 5b,6b,12,14a  
Nov 8 F  Delta functions  6.1 Due Nov 8  
Nov  11 M  Properties of delta-functions.  6.1  
Nov 13 W   More rigorous math on delta fns.  6.2,3 Ch 5 P  15*, 21, 24
* Do one of the two circuits as assigned in class
 
Nov 15 F   Sequences and series  6.4 Ch 6 P1c,2,3a  Due Nov 15  
Nov 18 M  Distributions in N dimensions 6.5,6    
Nov 20 W  Fourier transforms. 7.1-2 Ch 6 P 6b, 11, 19, 20, 27  
Nov 22 F  Basic properties.  7.3 Due Nov 22  
Nov 25 M  Examples.  7.4-5    
Nov 27 W  Power spectra 7.6    
Nov 29 F  THANKSGIVING - NO CLASS    
Dec 2 M  Sine and Cosine transforms 7.7 Ch 7 P 1a,c,2b,5,7,11,16a  
Dec 4 W  ADVISING DAY - NO CLASS     Due Dec 6  
Dec 6 F  Sturm-Liouville Theory 8.1  
Dec 9 M Sturm-Liouville Theory  8.2 Ch 7 18, 21 Ch 8 P1, 4, 8  
Dec 11 W  Spherical problems, Legendre function 8.3 Due Dec 13  
Dec 13 F  Spherical harmonics, Bessel functions 8.3.7, 8.4  
Dec 16 M FINAL EXAMINATION HANDED OUT 10:00 am    If this schedule poses a hardship for you, you  
Dec 18 W  Final Exam due noon    must notify me by Nov 27.   

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