Set 1 due 22 January
The world of our imagination is narrower and more special in its logical structure than the world of physical things. (Max Born)
We can put the first set off until Friday because of the holiday.
1) [10 points] Jackson 9.3. In CGS, the
Set 4 due 10 February
If you cant be a giant, you want to be the giant killerM. Perl
1) [20 points] Jackson 10.9a. Use the Born approximation. The integral peaks
strongly in the forward direction, so you can replace qa ka, d cos = d,
and take the range of
Set 14 due 9 December
Modern physics is much too difficult for physicists. D. Hilbert
1) [20 points] Jackson 8.2. (a)5 points, (b)5 points, (c)3 points, (d)7 points.
2) [15 points] Jackson 8.5. Part (a) only.
3) [15 points] Find the eigenmodes and eigenfr
Set 6 due 24 February
What a pity that I have to die in the age of relativitys development. H.
Minkowski (1909)
1) [20 points] Why, these monsters had star travel! In Heinleins classic novel,
Have Space Suit, Will Travel, the earth is menaced by aliens fr
Set 12 due 18 November
The task is not to see what no one else has seen, but to think what no one
else has thought, about that which everyone else has seen. Schrodinger
1) [20 points] Jackson 7.6 (a)6, (b)6, (c)8.
2) [20 points] More about Jackson 7.2. Yo
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Set 5 due 17 February
The ideas of space and time which I wish to develop before you grew from
the soil of experimental physics. Therein lies their strength. Their tendency
is radical. Hom now on, space by itself and time by itself mus
Set 11 due 11 November
It is not enough to be wrong. One must also be polite.N. Bohr
1) [10 points) Jackson 6.15 (a)5, (b)5.
2) [20 points] Jackson 7.2 (a)17 (b)3. Set all s= 0 . It will be convenient to
express your answer in terms of the reflection coef
Set 13 due 2 December
The laws of Nature are written in the language of mathematics, attributed
to Galileo by E. Wigner
1) [10 points] Jackson 7.12. (a)5, (b)5.
2) [15 points] Jackson 7.13. (a)10, (b)5. Assume a flat earth. Amateur radio
operators call th
Set 3 due 3 February
The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.W. Hamming
Two Jackson scattering problems, and one of my own.
1) [15 points] Jackson 10.4, parts a (5 points) and b (10 points) only. R
means that the size of the sphere is much less t
Set 2 due 27 January
I dont like solid state physics, although I invented it. W. Pauli
1) [20 points] Jackson 9.2
2) [20 points] Jackson 9.16. Consider the far field case only. Use I =
I0 sin(2z/d) exp(it). In part (a), sketch the angular distribution, do
Set 7due 14 October
The midterm will be Friday, October 16, 7-830 PM in G-2B47.
After a few weeks of the most strenuous work of my life, the darkness lifted
and unexpected vistas began to appear. (M. Planck, about life in 1900)
1) Jackson 4.9. [20 points]
Set 8due 21 October
As usual, mathematical calculations could not win over unexpected conditions. D. Eisenhower
1) Jackson 5.3 [10 points] The classic problem of the solenoid.
2) (a) [7 points] Continuing this problem, show that near the axis and near the
Set 9 due 28 October
The nation that controls magnetism will control the universe Dick Tracy
(1935)
1) Jackson 5.27 [10 points]
2) Jackson 5.33 [10 points] (a)5, (b)5.
3) Jackson 5.34 [20 points] (a)3: Use the formula given in Problem 5.10b as
the start.
Set 5due 30 September
The climbing as a whole is not very esthetic or enjoyable; it is merely difficult.
Yvon Chouinard
1) Jackson 2.12 [15 points] Dont begin with (2.71) take a solution with separate sin(n) and cos(n) coefficients.
2) Jackson 2.13 [20 po
Set 4 due 23 September
You have to think until it hurts, and then keep going Heisenberg
1) Jackson 3.7. [10 points] (a)5, (b)5.
Two multipole problems, both involving quadrupoles. When I saw them the
first time, I didnt understand the question, so here is
Set 10 due 4 November
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.A.
Einstein
1) Jackson 6.14 [20 points] (a)10; (b)5; (c)5; The purpose of this problem is
to get you to walk through the Feynman lectures, vol. II, Ch 23. The business
Set 1 due 2 September
You wont become a good pianist by listening to good concerts. J. Wess
For this week, many very short problems: First some (rather formal) Greens
theorem manipulations.
1) [5 points] Jackson 1.10: note that this is only true if there
Set 3 due 16 September
The Fox knows many things, but the Hedgehog knows one great thing
Archilochus
1) Jackson 3.2. [20 points] (a)10, (b)5, (c)5. Expand in Legendre polynomials so as not to duplicate the next problem.
2) [20 points] Find the Greens fun
Set 2 due 9 September
I dont see why you are talking about this problem when either of you is capable
of sitting down and solving it. H. Bethe, to his students
Several problems involving images.
1) Jackson 2.1 [ 15 points] This should just be review. (a)-
Set 6due 7 October
The midterm will be Friday, October 16, 7-830 PM in G-2B47.
You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra
1) Jackson 2.23. [20 points] (a)10, (b)5, (c)5.
2 [20 points] Write down the Dirichlet Greens function for a two-dimensional