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 (back-of-the-envelope) problem. Some useful reading on this topics is available both on the web and in our text.

Recommended Readings


  1. Counting up the deficit

  2. Falling in a viscous medium

  3. Power series for trig functions

  4. Taylor series (with Mathematica)


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Last revision 7. September, 2005.