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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 Prizewinning physicist at Caltech, gave a twoyear course of lectures on physics for Caltech freshmen and sophomores. These lectures were edited into a threevolume 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 oneforone 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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