Physics 342: Homework Assignments
Hw # 
Chapt. 
Problems 
Date due 
1 
2

interpret the solution of each problem 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9
these vector fields are somewhat similar. calculate the divergence of V. Compare the results. Interpret the answer with a drawing in each case. a) V=(x, y, z) b) problem 1.16 c) use a 1/r dependence in 1.16 d) use a 1/r^3 dependence in 1.16 
Friday, Jan 27 
2 
2 
interpret the solution of each problem 2.12, 2.15, 2.16, 2.20, 2.21
Derive Gauss law for gravity and interpret it. start with the gravitational force, then define the gravitational field, and from there derive Gauss law in analogy to Eq (2.12) to (2.13) 
Friday, Feb 3 
3 
2 
interpret the solution of each problem 2.24, 2.25, 2.30a and c, 2.31, 2.32, 2.34, 
Friday, Feb 10 
4 
2, 3 
interpret the solution of each problem 2.39, 2.43, 2.47, 2.48 3.7, 3.8ab, 3.15 (ignore intermediate information from examples in the book; solve the PDE yourself  from scratch) 
Friday, Feb 17 


NO HW this week, time to practice for exam on friday 

5 
3, 5 
interpret the solution of each problem 3.29, 3.30 
Friday, Mar 3 
6 
5 
interpret the solution of each problem 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16 
Friday, Mar 10 


SPRING BREAK 

7 

interpret the solution of each problem 5.23, 5.24, 5.25, 5.27, 5.32, 5.35 
Friday, Mar 24 
8 
7 
interpret the solution of each problem 7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.7, 7.8, 7.10 
Friday, Mar 31 


NO HW this week, time to practice for exam on friday 

9 

interpret the solution of each problem 7.12, 7.14, 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.23, 7.27 
Friday, April 14 
10 
7, 4, 6 
interpret the solution of each problem 7.31, 4.2, 4.4, 4.10, 4.15, 6.8, 6.12, 
THURSday, April 27 ... that's it !!! 



