Class Diary for PHZ 3113

  Date         Notes
M 8/21 Administriva, Introduction. Rope around the earth. Gaussian integral.
W 8/23 Gamma function, Beta function. Approximation of integrals, Stirling's approximation for n!
F 8/25 Begin Chapter 4. Sequences and series. Tests of convergence. Preliminary test. Comparison test.
M 8/28 Sums of series. Integral test. Ratio test. Geometric series. Logarithmic series. Power law power series.
W 8/30 Alternating series. Sample calculation. Expansions and limits in physics: Blackbody radiation.
M 9/4 Labor Day (no class)
W 9/6 Changing variables, exoanding universe. Useful theorems. Thermodynamics and Maxwell relations.
F 9/8 Hurricane Irma! (no class)
M 9/11 Hurricane Irma!!! (no class)
W 9/13 Hurricane Irma!! (no class)
F 9/15 Implicit differentiation. Max/min with constraints, Lagrange multipliers.
M 9/18 Begin Chapter 6: Multiple integrals. Change of variables, Jacobian, area in hyperbolic coordinates. Integrals along curves.
W 9/20 Lengths of curves and areas of surfaces.
F 9/22 Exam 1 (in class)
M 9/25 Begin Chapter 7: Vectors. Dot product, δij. cross product, εijk.
F 10/6 Homecoming (no class)
F 10/27 Exam 2 (in class)
F 11/10 Veteran's Day (no class)
F 11/26 Thanksgiving (no class)
W 12/6 Exam 3 (in class)