
Students will do short PRESENTATIONS each Monday, in addition
to RESEARCH planning and presentations.
GOALS: 1. Practice communicating
physical and mathematical ideas using words, blackboard, and overhead projector.
2. Introduce everyone to
Vector
Analysis as background material for Electrodynamics in fall, and to
Linear
Algebra as background material for Quantum Mechanics in winter, supplementing
lectures and other learning activities on these topics.
Texts: FALL: Griffiths, Introduction
to Electrodynamics; WINTER: Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Three students will individually
give halfhour presentations each Monday, for a total of 90 minutes. You
each have 20 minutes for your presentation + 5 minutes for questions. We'll
use 5 more minutes for feedback.
Do at least 2 examples in
your presentation. You might want to read the material in an introductory
calculus book, too.
All 3 presenters for a given
day should practice their presentations with each other at least
one day before your presentation to the class. If one of your copresenters
is absent, the two (or one) remaining should be prepared to cover all of
the material for that day. For your 1^{st} presentation: Use the
blackboard only; have 1page handout with big TITLE at top, plus name &
date.
For your 2^{nd} presentation:
Use the overhead projector (or PowerPoint); have 1page handout with big
TITLE at top, plus your name & the date. 


Wk 
Date 
Section 
Fall
Topics: Vector Analysis, Ch.1, E&M 
Presenter 
2 
7.Oct. 
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3 
Vector
Operations
Vector Algebra
Triple Products 
1.
Jason Russell
2. Jason Wall
3. Andy Syltebo? 
3 
14.Oct. 
1.1.4
1.2.1+2
1.2.3 
Position,
Displacement, and Separation Vectors
Ordinary derivatives
+ Gradient
The Del Operator 
1.Noah
Heller
2. Don Verbeke
3. Andrew White 
4 
21.Oct. 
1.2.4
1.2.5
1.2.6 
Divergence
Curl
Product Rules 
1._________________
2._________________
3._________________ 
5 
28.Oct. 
1.2.7
1.3.1
1.3.2 
Second
derivatives
Line, Surface,
and Volume Integrals
The Fundamental
Theorem of Calculum 
1._________________
2._________________
3._________________ 
7 
11.Nov. 
1.3.3
1.3.4
1.3.5 
Fundamental
Theorem for Gradients
Fundamental
Theorem for Divergences
Fundamental
Theorem for Curls 
1._________________
2._________________
3._________________ 
8 
18.Nov. 
1.3.6
1.4.1
1.4.1 
Integration
by Parts
Spherical Polar
Coordinates
vector operators
in spherical polar coordinates 
1._________________
2._________________
3._________________ 
9 
2.Dec. 
1.4.2
1.6.1
1.6.2 
Cylindrical
Coordinates
Helmholtz Theorem
Potentials 
1._________________
2._________________
3._________________ 

