Physics 440: Mathematical Methods of Physics Spring 2007

Problem Sets for Part One: Series and Complex Analysis

Below
are the problems I have planned for the first part of this course; I reserve
the right to change the problem sets and their due dates based on class
progress or unforeseen circumstances.
Detailed solutions will be handed out at the beginning of class on each
due date, and so I cannot accept late assignments. Show all your work and reasoning. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me as
soon as possible. Working in
groups is allowed and encouraged, but you must turn in *your own work in your
own words*. All assignments must be neatly and clearly written,
preferably in pencil, and have the honor pledge written and signed in order to
be graded. Multiple pages should
be stapled together.

All problem sets count equally to your average and are generally comprised of problems covered in at least three lectures. Unless specifically noted otherwise, each problem set will be graded out of 20 points, with equal weight given to each problem.

** Note
Well:** Your lowest homework will be dropped
when computing your PS average

PART ONE: Series & Complex Analysis

__PS1: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON, MONDAY
2 APRIL. __

A&W, Chapter 5: 5.2.6(a,c), 5.2.16, 5.2.19, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.3, 5.6.12, 5.6.19a, 5.7.6, 5.8.1

__PS2: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON MONDAY,
9 APRIL. __

A&W, Chapter 5: 5.10.2

A&W, Chapter 6: 6.1.10, 6.1.17, 6.2.5, 6.3.1, 6.4.1, 6.4.4, 6.5.1, 6.5.8, 6.6.1

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__PS3: DUE AT THE START OF LECTURE ON WEDNESDAY,
18 APRIL. __

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A&W, Chapter 6: 6.7.1, 6.7.2, 6.7.4 (1 point each)

A&W, Chapter 7: 7.1.1a-c (3 points total), 7.1.3, 7.1.8 (2 points each)

A&W, Chapter 14: 14.1.5, 14.2.3, 14.3.1, 14.3.8, 14.3.10
(2 points each)__ __