Week 19 Schedule, Reading, and Problem Sets

Class Schedule (unless otherwise indicated, all class meetings in the Cave, *indicates deviation from standard schedule)

  • Sun. Mar. 3 by 9pm: EM Week 19 Reading Responses due
  • Mon. Mar. 4, 9:30 – 11:30 (CAL): Qu¡xam! C4 & Workshop (PSNs check)
  • Mon. Mar. 4, 1 – 3: EM lecture/discussion (Qu¡xam! E3 revisions due)
  • Mon. Mar. 4 by 9pm: QM Week 19 Reading Responses due
  • Tue. Mar. 5 by 9am: CM Week 19 Reading Responses due
  • Tue. Mar. 5, 9:30 – 11:30: QM lecture/discussion (Quizhome Q5 due)
  • *Tue. Mar. 5, 12:30 – 3:30: CM lecture/discussion (Qu¡xam! C3 revision due)
  • Wed. Mar. 6, 9 – 1: APLS – (final) Instrument Seminar (Instrument Seminar Summaries J, K, L due); also bring AAPT Recommendations for the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory
  • Wed. Mar. 6, 4- 6: Academic Fair
  • Thu. Mar. 7, 9:30 – 11:30: QM workshop
  • Thu. Mar. 7, 12:30 – 2: EM workshop
  • Thu. Mar. 7, 2 – 3:30: CM workshop
  • Fri. Mar. 8, 9 – 10:30: Tutoring w/Krishna (video)
  • Fri. Mar. 8, 3 – 6: Tutoring Time w/ Pyxie
  • Fri. Mar. 8, 7pm: CM PS#8, EM PS#8, QM PS#7 CSS contributions due
  • Sun. Mar. 10, 4 – 6: Tutoring Time w/ Slade

 

Subject Reading Reading Response Problem Set
CM Taylor Ch. 6

CM PS #8: 6.4, 6.7, 6.12, 6.15, 6.17, 6.19, 6.20, 6.26

  • For 6.4, review the discussion on p. 217. This is a famous problem with a famous result; you might already have done a version of this proof in Calculus I as an example of optimization. You won’t use variational methods (other than what is built into Fermat’s Principle already) but you may find yourself using multivariable calculus (specifically partial derivatives). 
  • For 6.12, make sure to find the actual arsinh function in terms of y and arbitrary integration constants.
  • For 6.19, the area A of the surface of revolution formed by y = y(x) as described is given by the integral of 2πy ds (you can find the explanation of this in a calculus text).
  • In problem 6.26, take advantage of this opportunity to solidify your understanding of the steps that take you from equation (6.10) through (6.13).
EM

Griffiths 4.3, 4.4

EM PS#8: 4.16(a), 4.17, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22, 4.26, 4.34, 4.35

  • For 4.16(a), you will need the results of Example 4.2, specifically eq. (4.14).
  • For 4.20, we calculated the electric field together in class.
  • For 4.21, you’ll get to review capacitance. You might find problem 2.43 (a previous homework problem) to be helpful.
  • For 4.22, you will need the solution to Laplace’s equation in cylindrical coordinates, which you can find from your class notes on problem 3.24 and/or in problem 3.26 (a homework problem).
  • For 4.26, you can check your D and E by comparison to Example 4.5.
  • For 4.34, you’ll get to show that the information in the problem statement means that the dielectric constant is given by 1+ x/d.
  • For 4.35, you’ll get to use the Dirac delta function.
QM Townsend 6.1 – 6.6, 6.11

QM PS#7: 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8(a), 6.10(a)(b), 6.12, 6.17(a), 6.20

  • For 6.10, note that h should be h-bar in the expression for x
APLS
  • M: Quantum Analogs
  • N: NMR
  • O: Fourier Methods

Instrument Seminar Summaries for J, K, L due 9am Wed.