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29::30 Homeworks

#### Spring Semester 2003

Conventions: H= Halliday et al.; F=French and Taylor.
#### Week 1

Readings: H: Chapter 45 sections 1-4

Problem set: H chapter 45 : Exercises 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 due 1/29.

Optional problems: H chapter 45: Exercises
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (Solutions: p A-29, do not hand
solutions).
#### Week 2

Readings: H: Chapter 45 sections 5-7 and Chapter 46 sections 1-2.

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 1.

Problem set: H chapter 45: Exercises: 12, 20, 32; Problems 6 and 10.

Optional problems: H chapter 45: Exercises 9, 11, 17, 21, 31.
#### Week 3

Readings: H: Chapter 46 3-7

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 2

Problem set: H chapter 45 : Exercises: 40, 42 ; chapter 46:
Exercises: 2, 8 ; Problems: 2

Optional problems: H chapter 46: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
#### Week 4

Readings: H: Chapter 47: 1-4

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 3

Problem set: H chapter 46: Exercises: 16, 20, 24, 28 ; Problem: 6

Optional problems: H chapter 46: Exercises: 17, 19, 21, 23, 29
#### Week 5

Midterm I: Friday 21

Readings: H: Chapter 47: 5-8.

Optional Readings: T: Chapters 4 and 9

Problem (due 2/26): Solve exactly the barrier problem of section
46-7 of HRK; show that
in appropriate limits, Eqs. 46-24 and 46-25 are good approximations.

#### Week 6

Readings: H: Chapter 48 1-4

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 5

Problem set: H chapter 47 : Exercises: 4, 6, 12 ; Problem 1 AND F: Ex. 4-1.

Optional problems: H chapter 47
#### Week 7

Readings: H: Chapter 48 5-9

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 11 section 2 and Chapter 12 sections 2-4

Problem set: H chapter 47 : Exercises: 20, 24, 34, 40 and 50;

Optional problem: Calculate L^2 and the Laplacian in spherical coordinates
#### Week 8

Optional Readings: Feynman Lectures on Physics Chapter 19

Problem set: H chapter 48 : Exercises: 2, 4, 8, 18; Problem 2.

Optional problems: H chapter 48: 3, 7, 11, 17.
#### Week 9

Readings: H: Chapter 49 1-5.

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 13

Problem set: H chapter 48 : Exercises: 22, 26, 28, 32, 36.

Optional problems: H chapter 48: 23, 25, 27, 29.
#### Week 10

Readings: H : Chapter 49 6-11

Optional Readings: Feynman III: Chapters 8 and 9

Problem set: H chapter 49 : Exercises: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

Optional problems: H chapter 49: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
#### Week 11

Readings: H: Chapter 50 1-5

Optional Readings: F: Chapter 8 section 11 and chapter 9 section 10

Problem set: The Kronig-Penney spectrum and estimation of the radius of
white dwarfes (see note handed in class)

Optional problems: H chapter 49: 23, 27, 31 and 35.
#### Week 12

Readings: H: Chapter 50 6-9

Optional Readings: Feynman Lectures III: Chapters 13 and 14.

Monday 21: A. Albrecht's colloquium

Wednesday 23: Midterm II (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)

No problem set
#### Week 13

Readings: H: Chapter 51

Problem set: H chapter 50: Exercises 38, 50 and 56; Chapter 51: Exercises
6 and 38 (Due Friday May 3; PLEASE HAND PREVIOUS HW ASAP).

Optional problems: H chapter 50: Exercises: 9, 17, 37, 45.
#### Week 14

Readings: H: Chapter 52.
Optional Readings: The Big Bang by J. Silk, Ch: 1-4.
#### Week 15

Optional Readings: The Big Bang by J. Silk, Ch: 5-10.