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Physics 350 Midterm Examination
Spring Semester 2013
Instructions:
• This is a closed-book/note examination which should be completed
during the 2-hour time period normally scheduled for lab.
• Ther
Lab 3: Spherical Coordinates and Coordinate Transforms
Sample Solution (Spring 2014)
As per usual, we will start by clearing Maple's memory:
> restart;
In this week's lab we are going to be making sph
Sample Solutions for Lab 2: Taylor Series and Complex
Arithmetic (Spring 2014)
> restart;
Again reset the variables in memory.
Part I) Taylor Series:
1. Start with the problem of finding the Taylor's
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Physics 350 Midterm Topic Summary (Spring Semester 2014)
Below is a listing of topics that you may expect to see on the midterm. This is
only meant as a guide. The presence of a topic on this list d
Solutions to Problem Set 1, Phys 350, Spring 2014
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Problem 1
We are to ﬁnd the Taylor series expansion of the function f (x) = x1/3 about
the point x0 = 8. Recall that the Taylor series expansion is
Sample solutions for Physics 350 Lab #1 (Spring 2014)
> restart;
the above line just resets all the variables and clears the memory, useful if I rerun the entire script.
1. I am asked to determine the
Solutions to Problem Set 4, Physics 370, Spring 2014
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TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 55 points.
1. In English, explain what is the point behind Griﬃth’s visualization of
the relationships between various ele
Solutions to Problem Set 5, Physics 370, Spring 2014
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TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 70 points.
1. Griﬃths Problem 2.43: Find the capacitance per unit length of two
coaxial metal cylindrical tubes, of radii
Solutions to Problem Set 3, Physics 370, Spring 2014
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TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 70 points.
1. In English, what is an electric ﬁeld E?
(5 points possible) In a nutshell, if we go by the deﬁnition of an e
Solutions to Problem Set 2, Physics 370, Spring 2014
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TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 65 points.
1. Conceptual Question: The fundamental theorem of Calculus states
“the integral of a derivative over an interv
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Physics 370 Midterm Exam #1 Solution Key
Spring Semester 2014
Performance Notes: This exam had a total of 100 points possible (not
including extra credit). The average score was 64.8 out of 100 with
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Physics 370 Midterm Exam #1 Solution
Hints
(Study Guide Version)
Spring Semester 2012
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1. Answer the following conceptual questions:
(a) (6 points) What is the electric ﬁeld along the axis of an i
Solutions to Problem Set 0, Physics 370, Spring 2014
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TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 20 points.
1. Tell Me About Yourself: What is your name, where are you from,
and why are a physics major?
(5 points possib
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Solutions to Problem Set 1, Physics 370, Spring 2014
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 75 points. Points were assigned based on
both the clarity of your explanation (about 50% credit) and the correctness
of yo
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 8
Due Tuesday, March 25 4:30pm
WARNING: This problem set is due the Tuesday immediately
after Spring Break. You might want to start on it before Spri
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 7
Due Tuesday, March 11 at 4:30 pm
1. Griﬃths Problem 3.30 (Tweaked): In Example 3.9 we derived the
exact potential for a spherical shell of radius R
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 5
Due Tuesday, February 18 4:30PM
MIDTERM EXAM NOTE: Remember, the ﬁrst midterm exam is on
Monday, February 24. A study guide for that exam will be p
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 4
Due Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30PM
1. In English, explain what is the point behind Griﬃth’s visualization of
the relationships between various elec
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 3
Due Tuesday, February 4 at 4PM
1. In English, what is an electric eld E ?
2. Recall Gauss Law is stated in two forms by Griths: The integral
form o
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 2
Due Tuesday, January 28 at 4PM
1. Conceptual Question: The fundamental theorem of Calculus states
the integral of a derivative over an interval is
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 1
Due Tuesday, January 21 at 4:30 PM
HOW I GRADE: I give only about 50% credit for the correct answer. The
rest of the credit goes to how well you ex
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Physics 370 (Electromagnetic Theory) Problem Set 00
Due Tuesday, January 14 at 4:30 PM
HOW I GRADE: Normally, I give only about 50% credit for the correct
answer. The rest of the credit goes to how
Solutions to Problem Set 3, Phys 350, Spring 2014
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1. Here is the Maple notebook I used to solve this problem, reproduced
inline:
Solutions to Problem Set 3, Phys 350, Spring 2014
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2. Here is the M
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Solutions to Problem Set 2, Physics 350, Spring 2014
1. The Taylor series for cosine about x0 = 0 is
cos x ≈ 1 −
x2 x4
x6
+
−
+··· .
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24 720
(1)
Since the series contains only even powers of x we m