Due by 5 pm Wednesday September 16th.
Problems mostly from the book. Again, the first four should not depend on
anything really new.
- 2-22) A meaty little problem. Note the slightly bizarre nature
of the result illustrated in part d. There are fields only in
the y and z directions but the particle travels with, on average, a constant
speed in the x direction! The constant force from the E field ends up producing a velocity not an acceleration. This can happen once rotation gets involved.
Worth 2 problems.
- 2-33) A chance to try a numerical solution.
- 2-44) Another equilibrum problem.
- 3-1) Truly trivial drill but it sets the stage for
- 3-2) which will make you extract the equations from the results.
- 3-7) Bathtub toy physics--a classic kind of problem where you have to
show that something produces SHM.
- 3-18) The question tells you what approximations to make, and this one
is all about making approximations.
- 3-24) This time I recommend using Maple to do the numeric work.
- 3-45) A question focussing on extracting the equation parameters from