LA/QM and EM Exam 2 Revisions

(republished to bump up) In case you would like to get started on exam revisions early, here are the questions from:

Guidelines:

  • Revisions are due at your Conference. The extension policy is so generous that everyone who wants one automatically gets an extension to the first day of spring quarter. If you are leaving the program at the end of winter, the extension policy can’t be quite so generous.
  • You may choose to revise any exam questions you like, but must revise the entire question.
  • Revisions to multiple choice/matching/ranking/fill in the blank type questions must include a full explanation (simply choosing the correct response is insufficient).
  • Revisions should be of very high quality. Though not required to by typeset, they should be as carefully presented as you can make them be, given time constraints. Revised solutions must be perfectly clear, complete, and correct to be considered.
  • You may use any resource to prepare your revised solution. HOWEVER…
    • …Revised solutions must display your personal understanding of the material. This means that you must personally understand every step that you write down, and individually produce the content of your final submitted revised solution.

Week 20 Problem Set Collaborative Solutions with notes

  • I’ve added notes to your Collaborative Problem Set Solutions for EM PS#9; please recall that you need to be logged in to access these.
  • Please compare the solutions in your Problem Set Notebook to these solutions, updating or correcting as you need to. If you disagree or would like further clarification, please send me an email.
  • Note: I’ll do a final EM PSN check during EM Exam 2 on Mon. Mar. 20: I’ll look at EM PS#8 and PS#9. If you didn’t submit your QM PSN for a check of PS#5 and PS#6 during QM Exam 2, I’ll accept them during Monday’s exam.

Week 20 PS#8 Solutions Assignments

  • PS#9 Solutions Assignments can be accessed here.
  • Note that you will need to be logged in to our program web-site to access the page linked above. If not logged-in, you can do so via this link.
  • Note that many problems are assigned to more than one person. People assigned to the same problem are welcome to work together and submit one solution, or work separately and submit two.

QM PS#6 solutions

  • For studying purposes, here are some solutions to the QM PS#6 questions, most of which were gone over in class or were outlined; please recall that you need to be logged in to access these.
  • Please compare the solutions in your Problem Set Notebook to these solutions, updating or correcting as you need to. As usual, there are multiple approaches to these problems.
  • Note: I’ll do a final PSN check during Exam 2: for QM, I’ll look at PS#5 (and PS#6, which we’re completing in class) during QM Exam 2 on Thu. Mar. 16; for EM, I’ll look at PS#8 and PS#9 during EM Exam 2 on Mon. Mar. 20.

EM & LA/QM Quizzes 6, 7, 8

For Exam 2 review, you might like easy access to the quizzes since Exam 1. Reviewing the quizzes is necessary but not sufficient preparation – study your homework in particular as well as class notes and reading notes.

EM: EM Quiz 5 EM Quiz 6 EM Quiz 7 EM Quiz 8
LA/QM:   LA/QM Quiz 6 LA/QM Quiz 7 LA/QM Quiz 8

Note: EM Quiz 5, question 2) was on electric dipoles, which comes from Griffiths Chapter 4.

For reference, here are the other quizzes from this quarter. The EM material is necessarily cumulative, particularly the ch. 4 material on Electric Fields in Matter. However, EM Exam 2 will explicitly cover material from Griffiths ch. 4 – 6. Similarly, the LA/QM material is in many ways even more cumulative, but LA/QM Exam 2 will explicitly cover material from Townsend Ch. 3 – 5.

EM Quiz 1 EM Quiz 2 EM Quiz 3 EM Quiz 4 EM Quiz 5
LA/QM Quiz 1 LA/QM Quiz 2 LA/QM Quiz 3 LA/QM Quiz 4 LA/QM Quiz 5

Week 19 Problem Sets Collaborative Solutions with notes

  • I’ve added notes to your Collaborative Problem Set Solutions for EM PS#8 and QM PS#5; please recall that you need to be logged in to access these.
  • Please compare the solutions in your Problem Set Notebooks to these solutions, updating or correcting as you need to. If you disagree or would like further clarification, please send me an email.
  • Note: I’ll do a final PSN check during Exam 2: for QM, I’ll look at PS#5 (and PS#6, which we’re completing in class) during QM Exam 2 on Thu. Mar. 16; for EM, I’ll look at PS#8 and PS#9 during EM Exam 2 on Mon. Mar. 20.

Week 20 Problem Sets: EM#9, QM#6

  • EM PS#9 (complete all in PSN and post individual problem by noon Sat. Mar. 18.):
    • Griffiths: 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.12, 6.13, 6.14, 6.16, 6.17, 6.25(a)(b), 6.26, 6.27 (compare to Problem 4.36; hint: use boundary conditions). Note: many of these have analogs to problems in Chapter 4 that were assigned, so this is a good chance to review those problems.
  • QM PS#6: (complete in PSN before QM Exam 2; these all will be or were covered or outlined in class)
    • Townsend: 5.16, 5.18, 5.21, 5.23, 5.26 (use the results of 5.24)