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

 Week Date Topics covered 1 Jan 16-19 chapter 1: power series and convergence, power series expansion, Taylor series; chapter 2: complex numbers No classes: Monday Jan 15 no HW due this week 2 Jan 22-26 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 29-2 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 5-9 ctd. chapter 3; chapter 4 - partial differentiation: total differentials, maximum and minimum problems, change of variables, Leibnitz rule HW#3 due friday 5 Feb 12-16 chapter 5: multiple integrals and applications, change of variables, surface integrals HW#4 due friday 6 Feb 19-23 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 23 7 Mar 26-2 ctd. chapter 6: divergence theorem, curl and stokes theorem HW#5 due friday 8 Mar 5-9 chapter 7:  Fourier series, Parseval's theorem, Fourier transform HW#6 due friday 9 Mar 12-16 FINALLY!!!!! SPRING BREAK 10 Mar 19-23 chapter 8 - Ordinary Differential Equations: first order ODEs, linear second order ODEs (homogeneous and inhomogeneous) HW#7 due friday 11 Mar 26 - 30 ctd. chapter 8: harmonic oscillator, Laplace transform, Dirac delta function HW#8 due friday Last day to withdraw - on friday 12 Apr 2-6 chapter 12, Series solutions of differential equations: Legendre equation and polynomials, (Bessel equations); No HW this week EXAM 2: Friday, April 6 13 Apr 9-13 ctd chapter 12; chapter 13 - Partial differential equations HW #9 due friday 14 Apr 16-20 ctd chapter 13, Laplace equation, diffusion equation, wave equation, Poisson equation No HW due this week 15 Apr 23-27 chapter 15 probability and statistics: random variables, Binomial/Gaussian/Poisson distribution HW#10 due WEDday 16 May 30-4 April 30: Last day of instruction FINAL: Friday, May 4, 1-3pm ....... Good success !!