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Week 3 Assignments for Phy 770

Read Chapter 3 for Monday 1/29/18 though we might not get to it until Wednesday.

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 some power and find that power for both walks. Then 3.5 and 3.6 from your text. Due 02/07/18.

Week 2 Assignments for Phy 770

Reading for 01/24/16 Read Chapter 2.

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 01/31/18 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, and we should work on it in class Friday.
    • 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).

Week 1 Assignments for Phy 770

Read Chapter 1 by Wednesday 01/17/18 at noon ideally, but Friday at the latest.

Matlab introductory video (aimed at 262) Watch by Friday 01/19/18 noon.

Homework #1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and computational extension problem assigned Monday Due 01/24/18 at 4pm. If problems are worked out in class, fully or partially, then they must be written up nicely.

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