Tentative weekly course calendar for Phys 301 (4 lectures per week)

Week |
Date |
Topics covered |

1 |
Jan 16-20 |
chapter 1: power series and convergence, power series expansion, Taylor series; chapter 2: complex numbers No classes: Monday Jan 16 no HW due this week |

2 |
Jan 23-27 |
chapter 2: complex algebra, Euler formula, functions of
complex numbers; chapter 3 - linear algebra: vectors, lines and
planes HW#1 due friday Last day to drop - on friday |

3 |
Feb 30-3 |
chapter
3 - linear algebra: matrix operations, linear operators,
rotation and transformation, linear vector space, Gram-Schmidt
orthogonalization, diagonalization, eigenvalues and eigenvectors,
Hermitian matrices HW#2 due friday |

4 |
Feb 6-10 |
ctd.
chapter 3; chapter 4 - partial differentiation: total differentials,
maximum and minimum problems, change of variables, Leibnitz rule HW#3 due friday |

5 |
Feb 13-17 | chapter 5: multiple integrals and applications, change of variables, surface integrals HW#4 due friday |

6 |
Feb 20-24 |
chapter 6 - vector analysis: vector multiplication,
triple product, vector differentiation, gradient, divergence, curl,
line integrals, Green's theorem No HW this week EXAM 1: Friday, Feb 24 |

7 |
Mar 27-3 |
ctd. chapter 6: divergence theorem, curl and stokes theorem HW#5 due friday |

8 |
Mar 6-10 |
chapter 7: Fourier series, Parseval's theorem, Fourier transform HW#6 due friday Last day to withdraw - on friday |

9 |
Mar 13-17 | FINALLY!!!!! SPRING BREAK |

10 |
Mar 20-24 |
chapter 8 - Ordinary Differential Equations: first order ODEs, linear second order ODEs (homogeneous and inhomogeneous) HW#7 due friday |

11 |
Mar 27 - 31 |
ctd. chapter 8: harmonic oscillator, Laplace transform, Dirac delta function HW#8 due friday |

12 |
Apr 3-7 |
chapter 12, Series solutions of differential equations: Legendre equation and polynomials, (Bessel equations); No HW this week EXAM 2: Friday, April 7 |

13 |
Apr 10-14 | chapter 13 - Partial differential equations, Laplace equation, diffusion equation HW #9 due friday |

14 |
Apr 17-21 |
ctd chapter 13 wave equation, Poisson equation; chapter 15 - Probability and statistics: probability theorems No HW due this week No classes: Friday April 24 - SpringFest - |

15 |
Apr 24-28 |
chapter 15 ctd - random variables, Binomial/Gaussian/Poisson distribution HW#10 due WEDday |

16 |
May 1-5 |
May 1: Last day of instruction FINAL: Friday, May 5, 1-3pm ....... Good success !! |