Homework Assignments for Physics 104

Last update: May 7, 2003

Due dates and deadlines: Students are automatically (without special request) granted a one-lecture extension from the due date to turn in the homework. This policy allows students to postpone turning in their homework in case of sickness, family calamity, religious holiday, official school event, tests in other classes, "dog ate my homework", etc., on the due date. The deadline is firm, and any [written-on-official-stationery] excuse for missing it would have to cover the entire period from the due date through the deadline.

Homework Solutions

You are strongly encouraged to look, in addition, at other problems. Note that the solution to many are available online at the websites for previous offerings of Physics 104, and the solution to most odd-numbered problems are at the back of the book.

Assignment 1. Due Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003 (deadline Feb. 10 due to snow closure of UM on Feb. 7).

Do the following EXERCISES (p. 34) from the book: 1.6, 1.10, 1.14
(that is Chapter 1, exercise 6, etc.)

Do the following PROBLEMS (pp. 35-6) from the book: 1.5, 1.6, 1.14
(that is Chapter 1, problem 5, etc.)

Do the following CASES from the book: 1.2
(Chapter 1, CASE 2, all parts)

Assignment 2. Due Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 (deadline Feb. 21). Note change due to snow closure of UM on Feb. 7, 17, 19.

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 1.28, 2.14, 2.20

Do the following PROBLEMS (pp. 35-6) from the book: 1.18, 2.6, 2.10

Do the following CASES from the book: 2.4
(Chapter 2, CASE 4, all parts) [I would have assigned 2.2, but solutions to it and 2.3 are already posted online.]

Assignment 3. Due Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 (deadline Feb. 28).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 2.32, 2.38, 3.18, 3.50

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 2.12, 3.6

Do the following CASES from the book: 3.3, 3.4 (Case 3.7 is also very good; solutions to it are posted for some previous semesters.)

Assignment 4. Due Wednesday, March 5, 2003 (deadline March 7).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 4.4, 4.18, 4.28

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 4.4, 4.8, 4.10

Do the following CASES from the book: 4.6

Assignment 5. Due Friday, March 14, 2003 (deadline March 17).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 5.8, 5.34, 5.36, 5.49 (include a very short explanation of your answer) [2 pts each]

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 5.2, 5.10

Do the following CASES from the book: 5.5

Assignment 6. Due Monday, March 31, 2003 (deadline April 2).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 6.8, 6.20, 6.23, 6.48

Do the following CASES from the book: 6.3, 6.8

Assignment 7. Due Monday, April 7, 2003 (deadline April 9).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 8.4, 8.14, 8.20, 8.26

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 8.1

Do the following CASES from the book: 8.5

Assignment 8. Due Monday, April 21, 2003 (deadline April 23).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 9.4, 9.8, 9.11

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 9.7, 9.8

Do the following CASES from the book: 9.1

Assignment 9. Due Wednesday, April 30, 2003 (deadline May 2).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 11.8, 11.10, 11.22, 11.25

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 11.5

Do the following CASES from the book: 11.1, 11.4-parts a,b,d,e,f

Assignment 10. Due Wednesday, May 7, 2003 (deadline May 9).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 12.13, 12.18, 12.36, 12.40 (Note that 12.19,12.28,12.29 were done in class.)

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 12.4

Do the following CASES from the book: 12.5 (Note that we discussed 12.1a-d in class.)

Assignment 11. Due Monday, May 12, 2003 (deadline May 14).

Do the following EXERCISES from the book: 13.6, 13.12, 13.15, 13.26, 13.29 (Note that 13.8, 13.22 were done in class.)

Do the following PROBLEMS from the book: 13.3

Do the following CASES from the book: 13.2