Science Carnival Sign-ups

Here’s what you signed up for in class Thursday:

If you missed class and so didn’t sign up, a reminder that you are responsible to attend 2 MoM talks and 2 PSAM talks. At this point, the following talks could use more familiar faces in the audience:

  • MoM: Ada Lovelace and the Victorian Computer, Quantum Analogues, An Exploration of Plasma Speakers, Harmonographs: Visualizations of Harmony. The second Physics of Flight and its Evolution is low, as is The Heat is Rising: Stirling Engines and Hydronics.
  • PSAM: Physical Optics
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Lab prep, grading assignment posted

The grading & lab prep assignment is here.

Please LOOK at these (and do as much as you can – especially 3-8, and check in Horowitz & Hill, Ch 1, for the solution to 1, 2) by Thursday; since I am posting late, they will be due next Tue 10AM (the point of having them due is so you look through them for final prep as well).

 

Best-

Neil

 

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Week 28 calculus, physics solutions posted

You can find solutions to the week 28 calculus and physics problem sets at the week 28 calendar page.

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Week 29 Calendar page posted

A preliminary Week 29 calendar page is available.

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Science Carnival Info

Please read this page to find important details about Science Carnival relevant for all students in the program.

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Week 29 Schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday and Science Carnival, our schedule this week is quite a bit different. Please look over the detailed changes.

  • Monday May 25 – no classes
  • Tuesday May 26
    • 9 – 9:50: Quiz 6 on week 28 material (CAL West)
    • 10 – 10:50: Calculus Lecture (CAL West)
    • 11 – 11:50: Physics Lecture (CAL West,  note non-standard time)
    • 1 – 3: Circuits (Lab 1 2046)
    • 3 – 5:30: Projects (Lab 1 2046, note extended time)
  • Wednesday May 27
    • 9 – 1: Project Presentations Practice & Feedback (Lab 1 2046). All students attend (note non-standard ending time)
  • Thursday May 28
    • 9 – 12: regular problem sessions and office hours (Sem 2 C2105)
    • 1 – 5: Circuits Lab (Lab 1 2046)
  • Friday May 28 and Saturday May 29
    • Science Carnival! All students responsible to attend 2 Physical Systems talks and 2 Motion talks. See this page for important info. You should see as many more (and non-physics, too) as you have time for!
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Room Change for Tue. May. 19

For Tue. May 19, we’ll have all our morning sessions in CAL West:

  • 9 – 9:50, Calculus Lecture & Problem Session – CAL West
  • 10 – 10:50, Physics Lecture & Lab – CAL West
  • 11 – 11:50, Office Hours – CAL West
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Week 27 calculus, physics solutions posted

You can find solutions to the week 27 calculus and physics problem sets at the week 27 calendar page.

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Week 28 Calendar page posted

A preliminary Week 28 calendar page is available.

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Corrections to Strang Ch. 13 problems

  • 13.4 #31: Uphill on mountain: (-1, -2, 5); downhill on roof (-1, -2, -5); no special relationship between roof and mountain at point specified, though the angle between them is given by cos (θ) = -2/3.
  • 13.6 #21: for part c), I think the minimum is at (0, 1/2), not (0, 1).
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