PHYS 612 Midterm: Homework problems #40 and #42 (The heavy symmetric top)
will serve as a take-home midterm for PHYS 612
PHYS 612 Final: Monday, March 17, 8:00 - 10:00, 318 WIL. One of three problems
will cover material from PHYS 612
PHYS 613 Midterm: Due to the short duration of the course there will be no midterm.
PHYS 613 Final: Monday, March 17, 8:00 - 10:00, 318 WIL. Two of three problems
will cover material from PHYS 613.
PHYS 614 Final: Wednesday, June 11, 8:00 - 10:00, 318 WIL.
For 611 and 612, homework will count for 20% of the grade. Your grade will thus be mostly based on the exams, but it will be next to impossible to do well on the exams unless you have spent a lot of time and effort on the homework problems. If your performance on the final is better than on the midterm, the midterm will not count and the final will count 80%. If your performance on the midterm is better than on the final, the midterm will count for 30% of the grade and the final for 50%. For 613 and 614 homework and final will count 50% each.
Homework problems will be assigned weekly on Friday, and will be due the following Friday in class.
Problems will be posted on this page in pdf format. Homework will be graded and account for 20% of the grade. I will post my solutions, also in pdf format.
Collaborating on the homework is okay, and even encouraged. You should make sure, however, that you really understand the material yourself rather than just tagging along. Remember, your grade will be based essentially on the exams only.
I will also make my (hand written) lecture notes available in pdf format. Please keep in mind, however, that anybody else's lecture notes, including the lecturer's, are next to useless unless you have your own set taken by YOU. My notes are only meant as a permanent record of my blackboard art to check against, and you may have trouble reading anything but the equations anyway.
Lecture notes will be posted in pdf format as the course progresses. You can access them through the table of contents link .
Problem Assignment #1: 10/04/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #2: 10/11/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #3: 10/18/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #4: 10/25/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #5: 11/01/2010, past due,
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Problem Assignment #6: 11/08/2010, past due,
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Problem Assignment #7: 11/15/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #8: 11/22/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #9: 11/29/2013, past due,
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Problem Assignment #10: 1/09/2014, past due,
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Problem Assignment #11: 1/16/2011, past due,
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Problem Assignment #12: 1/23/2011, past due,
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Problem Assignment #13: 1/30/2014, past due,
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Problem Assignment #14: 2/06/2014, past due,
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Problem Assignment #15: 2/13/2014, past due,
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Problem Assignment #16: 2/20/2011, past due,
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Problem Assignment #17: 2/27/2011, past due,
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Problem Assignment #18: 3/06/2011, past due,
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Problem Assignment #19: 4/03/2014, past due, Solutions
Problem Assignment #20: 4/10/2014, due 4/17/2014
Problem Assignment #21: 4/17/2014, due 4/24/2014
Problem Assignment #22: 4/24/2014, due 5/01/2014
Problem Assignment #23: 5/01/2014, due 5/08/2014
Problem Assignment #24: 5/08/2014, due 5/15/2014
Problem Assignment #25: 5/15/2014, due 5/22/2014
Problem Assignment #26: 5/22/2014, due 5/29/2014
Problem Assignment #27: 5/29/2011, due 6/05/2014
last update 4/14/2014