PHYSICS 201: MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SCIENTISTS, spring 2006

Tim Gfroerer, Davidson College

 

Announcements and Class Demonstrations

 

*NOTE: Attendance at all physics seminars is strongly encouraged - extra credit will be given.

 

Date Posted Announcement or Demonstration
1/9

 Physics Department Research Open House (with pizza) - Thursday, 1/12 at 4pm in Dana 071.

1/9  Seminar on Thursday, 1/19 at 4:00: I will speak on Solar cells, sluggish capacitance, and a puzzling observation.
1/11   Link to Taylor Series Applet
1/13 NO CLASS from Friday (1/20) to Wednesday (1/25).
1/13 Textbooks are on the shelf!  Cost = 75 beans.
2/3 Seminar on Thursday, 2/9 at 4:00: Laura Greene (Univ. of Illinois) will speak on Detection of broken symmetries in high-temperature superconductors with planar tunneling spectroscopy.
2/6 Link to Electromagnetic Wave Applet, Physlet Physics Illustration 5.2: Circular Motion
2/8   AC circuit applet, also see Physlet Physics Illustrations 31.6 and 31.7: Phasors
2/8   Major Decisions: Physics on Tuesday, 2/14 @ 4pm in Dana 146
2/10  Link to Quantum Mechanics Physlet, also see Physlet Quantum Physics Sec. 10.6
2/20 Link to Euler's Angles Applet
2/22   Link to Optics Physlet
3/8   Link to Eigenvalue/Eigenvector Quiz and Explorer
3/15  Link to mechanical eigenapplications
3/17 Download CO2 Mathematica notebook.
3/20 Rolling Physlet
3/22 Hikes: topo maps and elevation profiles
3/27 Laplace's equation on Excel
4/10  Link to Coaxial Cable Physlet
4/12  Physlets: Fourier series, Harmonic synthesizer, and Plucking a String
4/19 Department Picnic at 5pm on Monday 4/24 at the Christian Farm
  Web report for diffraction and spatial filtering in Intermediate Lab  

    

 

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