Class schedule Physics 485/785 Fall 2009


Date 
Topic 
Reading 
Problems
Due
     from text
 Problems in bold are for 785 students only

Aug 25 Tu Introduction. Begin review of basics.
Vectors
1.1
LB Interlude I
Ch 1 P2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17 Sep 1
Aug 27 Th Scalar and Vector Fields.  1.2

Sep 1 Tu  Curvilinear coordinates  1.3

Sep 3 Th  More on vectors and curvilinear coordinates 1.3-6 Ch1 p21, 24, 25a, 26b, 30b, 33 Sep 8
Sep 8 Tu State Budget campus closure: no class
Complex variables and their use inphysics
 2.1   Turn homework in to my mailbox no later than Sep 9 at noon.
Sep 10 Th Complex functions. Branch cuts.
Calculus with complex variables. 

2.2 Ch 2 P2, 6, 10, 12, 14  Sep 15
Sep 11
 LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES




Sep 15 Tu Integration- Cauchy Theorem.
Complex Series
2.2 , 2.3

Sep 17 Th Complex Series
Use of complex variables in fluid flow.
 2.3  Ch2 P16a, 19, 21b, 22b,e (check errata for p19)
 Sep 22
Sep 22 Tu Poles and zeroes.
LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES
2.4, 5

 
Sep 24 Th The Residue Theorem 2.6 ,7 Ch 2 P 23c, 24c,d,  28b,c Sep 29

Sep 29 Tu Residue theorem- applications
2.6,7
 

Oct 1 Th  Residue theorem- more.
Conformal mapping.
2.8 Ch 2  p 27a,b, 29b, 30a,b  Oct 6
Oct 6 Tu  The gamma function . Quick review of Differential eqns. 2.9 
Ch 3

 
Oct 8 Th Quick review of Differential eqns.
 - series soln.
Ch 3
Ch 2 p 31b, 32b,  38
Phys 485 only: 41b
 Oct 13
Oct 13 Tu  More on DEs, numerical methods Ch 1-2

 
Oct 15 Th  MID-TERM EXAM
Ch 3
 
 
Oct 20 Tu Fourier Series. Sine and cosine series. 4.1-3 Ch 3 P 6, 18, 31  Oct 20
Oct 22 Th  Use of FS in physics.  Convergence.
Revised Example
4.4-5
Ch 3 p28 (Group project)  Start now!  Due Nov 10
Oct 27 Tu Laplace transforms.  5.1-5
Ch 4 P7, 9,16
 Oct 27
Oct 29 Th Tricks for inversion, Convolution 5.6, 7
 
Nov 3 Tu The Mellin Inversion integral. Examples.  5.7 Ch 4 P 19,  26, Ch 5 P 1c, g
Phys 485 only: Ch5 1f
 Nov 3
Nov 5 Th  Delta functions  6.1,2,3
 
Nov 10 Tu  More rigorous math on delta fns.
6.3,4
Ch 5 P 5b, 6b, 8, 19
Ch3 P 28
 Nov 10
Nov 12 Th Furlough day- no class
 Sequences and series
Distributions in N dimensions
6.4,5,6
 
Nov 17 Tu Fourier transforms.
7.1,2,3 Ch 5 P 21, Ch 6 P 6b,10,11
 Nov 17
Nov 19 Th Examples. Power spectra
7.4,5,6

 
Nov 23-28
THANKSGIVING BREAK- NO CLASSES
State Budget campus closure

   
 Dec 1 Tu
Sine and Cosine transforms 7.7 Ch 6 P 16c, 20 Ch 7 P 1c,  7, 8
In P 7, plot versus w/w0 not w0T
 Dec 1
Dec 3 Th Sturm-Liouville Theory 8.1,2
 
Dec 8 Tu Spherical problems, Legendre functions 8.3
 
Dec 10 Th Spherical Harmonics; Bessel functions
Last class
 8.4 Ch 7 P 18b, 21, 24
Ch 8 P2(ii), 8
 Dec 10
Dec 15 Tu
FINAL EXAMINATION
HANDED OUT
  If this schedule poses a hardship for you, you  
Dec 17 Th
Take-home Final Exam due 48 hrs after you received it. 
In class exam 1:30-4 pm
  must notify me by Nov 10.   

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