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Homework Assignments

Physics 3101 Mechanics I

Fall Semester 2010

Homework 1

Covers the material from Chapters 1 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, September 8

Problems: 1.11 (10pt), 1.15 (10pt)

Solutions: posted online on September 12, 2010; on-campus access only

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

Reading/Video: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by E. Wigner

Homework 2

Covers the material from Chapters 2 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, September 15

Problems: 2.20 (10pt), 2.22 (10pt), 2.31 (10pt), 2.35 (10pt)

Solutions: posted online on September 19, 2010; on-campus access only

Homework 3

Covers the material from Chapters 3 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, September 22

Problems: 3.29 (10pt), 3.39 (10pt), 3.62[(a) and (c)] (10pt), 3.70 (20pt)

Honors assignments: reading: Scalable computer programming languages , R. Morrison, "Lecture system in teaching science"

Solutions: posted online on September 30, 2010; on-campus access only

Homework 4

Covers the material from Chapters 3 and from Sections 1-3 of Chapter 4 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, September 29

Problems: 3.28 (10pt), 3.52(a) (10pt), 3.57 (10pt), 4.16 (10pt)

Solutions: posted online on October 02, 2010; on-campus access only

Homework 5

Covers the material from Chapters 4 and from Sections 1-3 of Chapter 5 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, October 13

Problems: 4.17 (10pt), 4.26 (10pt), 4.31 (20pt), 5.3 (10pt)

Honors assignments: work through the tutorial Minimal Python for Scientific Computing

Homework 6

Covers the material from Chapters 6 of the textbook

Due on: Friday, October 22

Problems: 6.25 (20pt), 6.43 (20pt), 6.41 (10pt)

Honors assignments: work through the tutorial Minimal Python for Scientific Computing ; Derive the equations of motion of a pendulum with an oscillating support.

Homework 7

Covers the material from Chapters 6 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, October 27

Problems: 6.42 (20pt), 6.45 (20pt)

Honors assignments: work through the tutorial Minimal Python for Scientific Computing

Homework 8

Covers the material from Chapters 7 of the textbook

Due on: Wednesday, November 17

Problems: 7.9 (10pt), 7.12 (10pt), 7.16 (20pt), 7.19 (20pt)

Honors assignments: work through the tutorial Minimal Python for Scientific Computing

Homework 9

Covers the material from Chapters 8 of the textbook

Due on: Monday, December 6

Problems: 8.28 (20pt), 8.32 (10pt), 8.41 (10pt), 8.52 (20pt)
For solution of all problems (except 8.32) use Lagrangian approach.

Homework grades / submission records

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        ID       HW1       HW2       HW3       HW4       HW5       HW6       HW7       HW8       HW9       HW Grade
               (20pts)   (40pts)   (40pts)   (40pts)   (50pts)   (50pts)   (40pts)   (60pts)   (60pts)    (100% max)

   1354270        20         0        15        31         0         0         0         0         0         16.5%
   1357104        18        26        38        40        50        50        40        60        60         95.5%
   1375775        14        33        28        33        50        45        38        59        56         89.0%
   1411727        17         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0          4.2%
   1475952        16        26        36        39        50        50        40        60        35         88.0%
   1477435        20        33        27        37        49        50        40        59        58         93.2%
   1495537        20        34        35        35        50        50        40        60        58         95.5%
   1518101        20        35        29        38        49        50        40        50        60         92.8%
   1559269         0         0         0        35        50        30         0        50        40         51.2%
   1561482        17        38        40        39        43        50        40        50        56         93.2%
   1564987        18        35        32        31        44         0         0        60        40         65.0%
   1568438        20        38        39        38        50        50        40        59        50         96.0%
   1570106        17        33        32        39        48        50        40        60        60         94.8%
   1573035        20        39        35        40        50        50        40        60        60         98.5%
   1583432        15        26        24        22        45        40        30        59         0         65.2%
   1585853        17        34        34        40        50        50        40        60        60         96.2%
   1600198        20        33        37        38        50        45        40        60        60         95.8%
   1617494         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0          0.0%
   1626722        20        35        40        39        50        50        40        60        56         97.5%
   1641974        20        29        36        35        49        48        40        60        60         94.2%
   1646407        20        32        38        40        50         0        40        60        60         85.0%
   1650246        17        30        30        40        50        48        40        60        30         86.2%
   1678679        20        20        38        44        55        55        44        66        66        100.0%
   1692854        15        26        35         9        49        50        40        58        60         85.5%
   1715595        19        23        26        38        42         0        40         0        50         59.5%
   1717718         0         0        35        29         0         0         0         0         0         16.0%
   1722016        10        33        34        40        44        50        44        56        66         94.2%
   1822292        15        35        38         0         0         0         0         0         0         22.0%

        

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