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 !!