Physics 374
Homework Assignment 2
(Due Thursday, 9/15/05)
The assignment this week involves three topics: dimensional analysis and natural scales, Taylor series expansions, and our first real estimation (backoftheenvelope) problem. Some useful reading on this topics is available both on the web and in our text.
Recommended Readings
Problems
 Counting up the deficit
(Solution)
 Falling in a viscous medium
(Solution)
 Power series for trig functions
(Solution)
 Taylor series (with Mathematica)
(Solution)
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