Physics 332: Computational Physics
Westminster College
Spring 2014
Homework-
May 9
Due | Reading | Problems | Posted |
Due | Reading | Problems | Posted |
Jan. 13 | Jan. 13 | ||
Jan. 15 | Nakanishi Chapter 3.1 | Jan. 13 | |
Jan. 17 | Boas Chapter 7.1, 7.3-7.6 Note correction | Nakanishi 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. | Jan. 13 |
Jan. 20 | MLK day observed. | ||
Jan. 22 | Nakanishi 3.2 | Jan. 14 | |
Jan. 24 | Nakanishi 3.2 | 7.2.9, 7.5.2 and 7.5.9 (you will likely want to use Mathematica for 7.5.2 and 7.5.9). | Jan. 14 |
Jan. 27 | Nakanishi 3.3 | Jan. 14 | |
Jan. 29 | Nakanishi 3.3 | Jan. 14 | |
Jan. 31 | Nakanishi 3.3 | Nakanishi 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8. In each of these problems you will explore the behavior of various complications to the SHO. In 3.6 you will need to find the transition between underdamped and overdamped numerically, be sure to explain your approach. In 3.7 you will need to construct an amplitude vs driving frequency plot. It will be inconvienent to do this by hand and also get enough data points for a good graph, so you should automate collecting the data. In 3.8 you will need to find the velocity for a variety of positions. This is most clearly expressed as a graph of one vs the other but other ways are also reasonable. Make sure that you include your qualitative argument. | Jan 14 |
Feb. 3 | Nakanishi 3.4 | Feb. 3 | |
Feb. 5 | Nakanishi 3.4 | Feb. 3 | |
Feb. 7 | Nakanishi 3.5 | Nakanishi 3.12, 3.13, 3.15, 3.17 | Feb. 3 |
Feb. 10 | Boas 7.11 | Feb. 3 | |
Feb. 12 | Boas 7.12 | Feb. 3 | |
Feb. 14 | Nakanishi 3.18, 3.20, 3.23 | Feb. 3 | |
Feb. 17 | Boas 7.12 cont. | Project Idea | Feb. 14 |
Feb. 19 | |||
Feb. 21 | Nakanishi 4.1 | ||
Feb. 24 | Nakanishi 4.1 | ||
Feb. 26 | Overview of Nakanishi 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 | ||
Feb. 28 | Nakanishi 4.3 | Project Proposal Due | Feb. 26 |
Mar. 3 | Nakanishi 4.4 | Fourier Transform HW | Feb. 26 |
Mar. 5 | Nakanishi 4.4 | Feb.26 | |
Mar. 7 | Nakanishi 4.5 | 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7 | Feb. 26 |
Mar. 10-14 | Spring Break | ||
Mar. 17 | Boas 13.1 and 13.2 | Feb. 26 | |
Mar. 19 | Nakanishi 5.1 | 4.10, 4.12, 4.15, 4.17 | Feb. 26 |
Mar. 31 | Nakanishi 7.4 | Mar. 28 | |
Apr. 2 | 5.0-solve for steady state temperature on a square with T=0 at y=0,y=10cm, T=25 at x=0,x=10cm using both Fourier series and numerical integration, 5.1 and 5.4-construct graphs showing the potential for all relavant x and y (one per problem),5.6-extra credit, but you must calculate both V and E. | Mar 28 | |
Apr. 4 | Nakanishi 7.6 | Mar 28 | |
May 2 | Nakanishi 7.17, once you have calculated this also find the fractal dimension of your cluster | ||
May 2 | Write a program to solve for the propagation of a wave on a guitar string. Use a wave speed of 425m/s, a string length of 65cm and an initial profile given by figure 6.4. Make sure to have at least 50 points along the string and nodes at each end. Your results should include graphs of the wave form a successive times (akin to what is shown in figure 6.3) and clearly state what your dt value is and why. | ||
Final Exam period presentations. |