Phys 3602: Assignment #1i
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1. (1.10)
(a) How do the components of a vector transform under a translation or coordinates (
x = x, y = y a, z = z)
~A
~
Solution: Vectors have no location

Physics 3602 Course Schedule
This course runs from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9. There will be no class on Oct. 12, Nov. 11, and Nov. 25.
The following schedule is tentative and will change throughout the term. Please read the corresponding material in the book befo

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Phys 3602: Assignment #1ai
Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Show all work.
Name:
1. (1.10)
(a) How do the components of a vector transform under a translation of coordinates (
x = x, y = y a, z = z)
~A
~
Solution: Vectors have no locatio

Phys 3602: Assignment #3i
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Name:
1. (4 points) (3.2) In one sentence, justify Earnshaws Theorem: A charged particle cannot be held in a stable
equilibrium by electrostatic forces alone. As a

Phys 3602: Assignment #2i
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1. (8 points) (2.7 + 2.11) Find the electric field a distance z from the center of a spherical surface (a shell) of radius
R (Figure 2.11) that carries a uni

Phys 3602: Assignment #1bi
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1. Compute the following integrals
(a) Calculate the path integral of ~vl = (r cos )
r + (r sin ) + (r sin cos ) along the path shown in Figure
1.41.
Soluti

Phys 3602: Assignment #4i
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1. (4.5+4.29) In Fig 4.6, p~1 and p~2 are perfect dipoles a distance r apart.
(a) (4 points) Calculate the force p~1 exerts on p~2 and the force p~2 exerts on

Phys 3602: Assignment #5i
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Name:
1. (5.3) In 1897, J.J. Thomson discovered the electron by measuring the charge-to-mass ratio of cathode rays (a
stream of electrons) as follows:
~ and B
~ (t

Phys 3602: Assignment #7i
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Name:
1. (7.3)
(a) (2 points) Two metal objects are embedded in a weakly conducting material of conductivity (Fig. 7.6).
Show that the resistance between them is r

Phys 3602: Assignment #7i
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on Thursday, Nov. 12
Name:
1. (5.3) In 1897, J.J. Thomson discovered the electron by measuring the charge-to-mass ratio of cathode
rays (a s

Phys 3602: Assignment #2i
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Name:
and in terms of x
1. (1.38) Derive equation 1.64, and express the unit vectors r, ,
, y, and z. Also work
out the inverse formulas, giving x
, y, and z in t

Phys 3602: Quiz #1
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necessary. Show all work.
Name: 3. Evaluate the following integrals. Both integrals are over a sphere of radius R.
mg»:
0)

Phys 3602: Assignment #3i
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Name:
1. (2.4) Find the electric field a distance z above the center of a square loop (side a) carrying uniform line
charge , show in Figure 2.8.
2. (2.7 + 2.11) F

Phys 3602: Assignment #4i
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Name:
1. (2.32) Two positive point charges qA and qB (masses mA and mB ) are at rest, held together by a
massless string of length a. Now the string is cut, and th

Phys 3602: Assignment #1i
Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Show all work.
Name:
1. (1.10)
(a) How do the components of a vector transform under a translation or coordinates (
x = x, y = y a,
z = z)
(b) How do the components of a vector t

Phys 3602: Assignment #6i
Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Show all work. This assignment is due
on Monday, Nov. 2
Name:
1. (4.5+4.29) In Fig 4.6, p~1 and p~2 are perfect dipoles a distance r apart.
(a) Calculate the force p~1 exerts on

Phys 3602: Assignment #5i
Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Show all work. This assignment is due
on Monday, Oct. 19
Name:
1. (3.2) In one sentence, justify Earnshaws Theorem: A charged particle cannot be held in a stable
equilibrium by e

Phys 3602: Assignment #6i
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Name:
1. (6.3+6.21) Two magnetic dipoles m
~ 1 and m
~ 2 are separated by a distance r.
(a) (4 points) Find the force of attraction between the two dipoles when th