# Physics 2400 Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

## Spring Semester 2011

Notations: X.Y.Z - problem No. Z in Section Y of Chapter X of the textbook

## Homework 1

Covers the material from Chapters 1 of the textbook

Due on: Thu, Feb 10, 2011

Problems: 1.16.2, 1.16.14 (find 3 terms, use a computer algebra system), 1.16.24, 1.16.31(a)

Extra Honors Problems: 1.1.13, 1.16.22

Solutions: posted online on February 16, 2011; on-campus access only

Reading/Video: video lectures 1 & 2, The Character of Physical Law by R. Feynman

Reading/Video: Making Power Series Expansions with Mathematica

## Homework 2

Covers the material from Chapters 2 of the textbook

Due on: Thu, Feb 17, 2011

Problems: 2.17.2, 2.17.6, 2.17.26, 2.17.32

Extra Honors Problems: 2.17.16, 2.17.28

Reading/Video: The not so short introduction to Latex , Chapter 1 and Appendix A

Solutions: posted online on March 21, 2011; on-campus access only

## Homework 3

Covers the material from Sections 14.1, 14.2, 14.9, 14.10 of the textbook

Due on: Thursday, March 3

Problems: 14.2.58, 14.9.2, 14.10.4, 14.10.9

Extra Honors Problems: 14.10.12, 14.11.1

Reading/Video: R. Morrison, "Lecture system in teaching science"

Reading/Video: Plot Parametric Functions with Mathematica

Solutions: posted online on March 21, 2011; on-campus access only

## Homework 4

Covers the material from from Sections 3-8 of Chapter 14 of the textbook

Due on: Thursday, March 24

Problems: 14.7.6, 14.7.27, 14.7.33, 14.7.38

Extra Honors Problems: 14.3.22, 14.7.40

Solutions: posted online on March 31, 2011; on-campus access only

## Homework 5

Covers the material from Sections 1-7 of Chapter 11 of the textbook ...

Due on: Thursday, April 7

Problems: 11.3.2, 11.3.17, 11.7.7, 7.12.3

Extra Honors Problems: 7.13.21

Solutions: posted online on April 12, 2011; on-campus access only

## Homework 6

Covers the material from Sections 1-3 of Chapter 8 of the textbook

Due on: Thursday, April 14

Problems: 8.2.5, 8.2.8, 8.3.4, 8.3.11

Extra Honors Problems: 8.3.22

Solutions: posted online on April 27, 2011; on-campus access only

## Homework 7

Covers the material from Chapter 8, Section 5, Chapter 12, Section 1 and Chapter 13, Sections 1-2 of the textbook

Due on: Thursday, April 21

Problems: 8.5.1, 12.1.7, 13.2.6, 13.2.11

Extra Honors Problems: 13.2.12

Solutions: posted online on May 03, 2011; on-campus access only

## Homework grades / submission records

Legend:

• number, e.g. "25" - points earned
• "e" - not received, extension granted
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ID      HW01      HW02      HW03      HW04      HW05      HW06      HW07

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1467776        19        15         -        10        22        28        30
1505686        39        32        35         -        40        38        40
1518101        37         -        35        40        32        38        20
1538641        37        40        39        40        40        38        40
1556657        27        40        24        13        30         -        30
1556742        32        40        32        24        30        26        20
1559269         -        39         -        23        34         -         -
1561076        40        39        31        35        40         -        20
1608657        40        40        40        40        39        40        40
1612105        37        39        40        39        40        40        40
1625894        37        40        39        32        37        40        40
1630361        33        36        36        26        39        40        35
1643299        14        37        15         -         -        30        15
1646407        17        28        36        35        39        36        40
1649924        35        38        39        40        40        40        40
1673671         -        29         -        13         -        30        10
1677379        31        27        28        40        40        40        30
1715595        36        35        35        30        40        36        30
1725131        39        38        36        35        35        40        30
1727516        35         -        16         -        34        40        40
1839041        27        32        35        30        37         -         -
1873427        40        40        40        40        40        40        36

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