Monthly Archives: September 2013

Worked Exercises for Lecture 2 and Interlude 2

I’ve posted the answers to the exercises in Lecture 2 (motion plus differential calculus) and Mathematical Interlude 2 (integral calculus) in our document repository.  The file is named “Exercises problemsB.pdf”.  I’ve done at least one problem from each set.  The … Continue reading

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Worked Exercises for Lecture 1 and Interlude 1

I’ve decided I’m going to try to keep up with the exercises (time permitting).  I’ve worked through the exercises for Lecture 1 and Interlude 1 (which is what we’ve covered so far except for differential calculus and motion).  They’re available … Continue reading

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Feynman Lectures on Mechanics Freely Available

In the early 60’s, the late Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist at Caltech, gave a two-year course of lectures on physics for Caltech freshmen and sophomores.  These lectures were edited into a three-volume set that was used thereafter as … Continue reading

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How to Fall in Love with Math

The title of this post is taken from a New York Times opinion piece, here, from September 15, 2013.  The piece was written by a mathematician who encourages us to view mathematics as more than a utilitarian tool for application … Continue reading

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Assignment for Class 2, September 23, 2013

At this writing I do not know how far we will get in the first class.  I’ve planned the first class to go fairly slowly so we all have a chance to pick up the mathematical thread and I expect … Continue reading

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Assignment for Class 1, September 16, 2013

The video lectures (available both here and on youtube) do not always correspond one-for-one to the chapters in the book.  The first video lecture includes the material from three sections of the book (Lecture 1, Interlude 1, and Lecture 2) … Continue reading

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