Physics for future Presidents

Assignments

 

Due Type Assignment
Mon 1/15 reading Read the Syllabus
  reading Read my notes on how I plan to organize my lectures and what this implies for you
Wed 1/17 reading Read Chapter 3 of the textbook
Fri 1/19 reading Read Chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook
Mon 1/22 reading Read Chapter 4 of the textbook
  homework Solve homework sheet 1 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 1/24 reading Read Chapter 5. Also, read Chapter 4.6 again.
Fri 1/26 reading Read Chapter 6, up to and including 6.2.
Mon 1/29 reading Finish reading Chapter 6; start reading Chapter 7, up to and including 7.4.
  homework Solve homework sheet 2 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 1/31 reading Finish reading Chapter 7; start reading Chapter 8, up to and including 8.3.
Fri 2/2 reading Finish reading Chapter 8.
Mon 2/5 reading Read Chapter 9.
  homework Solve homework sheet 3 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 2/7 reading Read Chapter 10.
Fri 2/9 reading Read Chapter 11.
Mon 2/12 reading Read Part I and II of the extra Notes on Legendre Transforms.
  homework Solve homework sheet 4 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 2/14 reading Finish the Notes on Legendre Transforms, read Chapter 12.
Fri 2/16 reading Read Chapter 13.
Mon 2/19 reading Read Chapter 14, up to and including 14.5.
  homework Solve homework sheet 5 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 2/21   NO CLASS
Fri 2/23 reading Read Section 14.6
Mon 2/26 reading Finish reading Chapter 14.
  homework Solve homework sheet 6 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 2/28 reading Read Chapter 15
Fri 3/2 reading Read Chapter 16
Mon 3/5 MIDTERM no homework—so please use the time to prepare for the midterm. Also: sleep well before the exam, do not drink too much coffee, come prepared and confident.
Wed 3/7 reading Read Chapter 17, up to and including 17.6.
Fri 3/9 —
Sun 3/18
SPRING BREAK  
Mon 3/19 reading Finish reading Chapter 17. Also, read my notes on the van der Waals gas.
  homework Solve homework sheet 7 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 3/21 reading Read Chapter 18.
Fri 3/23 reading Read Chapter 19, up to and including 19.2.
Mon 3/26 reading Read Chapter 19.3, and 19.4.
  homework Solve homework sheet 8 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 3/28 reading Read Chapter 19.5, 19.6, and 19.7
Fri 3/30 reading Finish reading Chapter 19.
Mon 4/2 reading Read Chapter 20.
  homework Solve homework sheet 9 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 4/4 reading Read Chapter 21, up to 21.5.
Fri 4/6 reading Finish reading Chapter 21.
Mon 4/9 reading Read Chapter 23, up to and including 23.5.
  homework Solve homework sheet 10 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 4/11 reading Finish reading Chapter 23.
Fri 4/13 reading Read Chapter 24, up to and including 24.5.
Mon 4/16 reading Finish reading Chapter 24.
  homework Solve homework sheet 11 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 4/18 reading Read Chapter 25, up to and including 25.4.
Fri 4/20 CARNIVAL NO CLASS!
Mon 4/23 reading Finish reading Chapter 25.
  homework Solve homework sheet 12 and hand in your solutions in recitation.
Wed 4/25 reading Read Chapter 26, up to and including 26.4.
Fri 4/27 reading Continue with Chapter 26, up to and including 26.13.
Mon 4/30 reading Finish reading Chapter 26.
  homework Solve homework sheet 13 and hand in your solutions in recitation.