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Matlab introductory video (aimed at 262) Watch by Friday 01/15/16 2pm.

Homework #1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and computational extension of 1.3. Due 01/20/16 at 4pm.

Reading for 01/25/16 Re-read Chapter 2.

Reading for 1/27/16 Read Chapter 3.1-3.3.

Reading for 02/01/16 Read rest  of Chapter 3.

There is another Matlab video (aimed at 262) that could be useful to watch.

Homework #2 2.1, 2.5 (in parts b and increase all N's by a factor of 10), 2.8/2.10 parts a and b (no computation yet) (random walks and polymers) Due 01/27/16 at 4pm.

  • 2.1 may be worked out in class at least partially, but you must write it up nicely if so.
  • 2.5 was developed when laptops where much less powerful; so increase all N's by a factor of 10 in parts b and c.
    • Hint: use the rand function to pick a random number.
  • 2.8/2.10 is the entitled "Polymers and Random Walks." Which number it is depends on the edition of the textbook. Only do parts a and b (no computation on this problem).

Homework #3 A version of 2.8/2.10 entitled "Polymers and Random Walks." Write your own code for a random walk, and for a self-avoiding walk. Average over sufficient number of runs and steps to show that as the number of steps gets large that the mean-square-displacement goes as LN^a, where as is show power and find that power for both walks. 3.5 and 3.6.

  •  Due 02/03/16 at 4pm.

Homework #4 3.8, 3.10, 3.11 and a computational problem from Friday 

  • Due 02/10/16 at 4pm.

Homework #5 4.2, 4.3, 5.5, 5.6

  • Due 02/17/16 at 4pm

Homework #6 5.7. 5.12, 5.15, 5.17 and a computational problem from Friday 

  • Due 02/24/16 at 4pm

Reading for 02/24/16 Chapter 6

Homework #7 6.3, 6.5, and 6.8 and a computational problem from Friday 

  • Due 03/02/16 at 4pm

Reading for 03/23/16 Chapter 7

Reading for 03/28/16 Chapter 8

Homework #8  7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4

  • Due 03/30/16 at 4pm

Homework # 9  8.2, 8.3, 8.5

  • Write your own code for 8.2 part b.
  • Due 04/06/16 at 4pm

Reading for 04/11/16 Chapter 9, tentatively

Reading for 04/13/16 Chapter 10

Homework # 10 8.4 (worth 20 points), 8.6, and 8.12

  • Due 04/13/16 at 4pm

Reading for 04/18 Chapter 11

Homework # 11 9.4, 9.5, and a computational problem from Friday.

  • Due 04/20/16 at 4pm

Homework # 12 9.6, 10.5, and a computational problem from Friday.

  • Due 04/27/16 at 4pm