Class schedule Physics 485 Fall 1999

Date  Topic  Reading  Problems
Aug 25 W  Introduction. Begin review of basics  1.1  Ch 1 P1,3,5,9,13
Aug 27F Scalar and Vector Fields.  1.2  Due Sep 1
Aug 30 M Curvilinear coordinates  1.3 Ch 1 P 14,15,20
Sep 1 W  Complex variables and their use in physics  2.1  Ch 2 P1,4,7 
Sep 3 F  Complex functions. Branch cuts.  2.1-2  Due Sep 8
Sep 6 M  LABOR DAY NO CLASS
Sep 8 W Calculus with complex variables.  2.2 Ch 2 P9,10,11
Sep 10 F Integration- Cauchy Theorem.  2.2-3  Due Sep 15
Sep 13 M Complex series.  2.3 
Sep15 W  Use of complex variables in fluid flow.  2.4
Sep 17 F  Poles and zeroes.  2.5 Ch 2 P13d, 14d,15a,16a 
Sep 20 M  The residue theorem.  2.6  Due Sep 22
Sep 22 W  Examples.  2.7
Sep 24 F  Conformal mapping.  2.8 
Sep 27 M The gamma function  Interlude  Ch 2 P17c,18b,19a,20c,21b 
Sept 29 W Quick review of Differential eqns.  Ch 3  Due Sep 29 
Oct 1 F More on DEs  Ch 3   
Oct 4 M MID-TERM EXAM. 
Oct 6 W  Fourier Series.  4.1-4.2 Ch 2 p 24 Ch 3 P3,9,12
Oct 8 F  Sine and cosine series 4.3 Due Oct 6
Oct 11 M  Examples 4.4 Ch 4 P1,3,4,6
Oct 13 W  Convergence.  4.5 Due Oct 13
Oct 15 F  Laplace transforms.  5.1
Oct 18 M  Inversion: specific examples.  5.2  Ch 4 P 8,10,11 
Oct 20 W  Examples  5.3 Ch 5 P1a,2
Oct 22 F   More tricks  5.4 Due Oct 20
Oct 25 M Convolution 5.5
Oct 27 W  The mellin Inversion integral.  5.6  Ch 5 P3,4,7,8 
Oct 29 F  Examples.  5.7  Due Oct 27
Nov 1 M  Delta functions  6.1  Ch 5 P 6a,c,9,10
Nov 3 W  Properties of delta-functions.  6.1 Due Nov 3
Nov 5 F  More rigorous math on delta fns.  6.2 Ch 6 P2a,4 
Nov 8 M  Examples. 6. 3 Due Nov 11
Nov 10 W   Sequences and series  6.4  Ch 6 P 5,6,7
Nov 12 F  Distributions in N dimensions 6.5 -6 Due Nov 18 
Nov 15 M  Fourier transforms.  7.1-2
Nov 17 W  Basic properties.  7.3  Ch 7 P1 (Box fn only) 2a,5a,8
Nov 19 F  Examples.  7.4-5  Due Nov 25
Nov 22 M  Examples.  7.4-5
Nov 24W  Power spectra 7.6
Nov 26 F  THANKSGIVING - NO CLASS
Nov 29 M  Sturm-Liouville Theory 8.1 Ch 7 P 10,12
Dec 1 W  ADVISING DAY - NO CLASS  (In integrand P12, x should be t
Dec 3 F  Sturm-Liouville Theory  8.2 Due Dec 4
Dec 6 M Spherical problems 8.3 Ch 9 P 1,3,4,5
Dec 8 W  Spherical problems 8.3 Due Dec 11
10 F  Group theory  Op 2 If this schedule poses
13 M  FINAL EXAMINATION HANDED OUT 10:00am  a hardship for you, you
15 W  Final Exam due 10:00am  must notify me by Dec 1. 
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