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 !!