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1. ### Analysis Good supplementary real analysis book

Just looked at the table of contents / some sections... and wow. Literally a perfect match (more or less, about as close as I could hope) step by step to my course outline. Same style and cheap too. Perfect suggestion and supplement. Thank you for pointing me towards it, dover always has gems.
2. ### Analysis Good supplementary real analysis book

So the course I'm taking doesn't have a textbook requirement just lecture notes as the study material. While these are sufficient I would like to supplement with an outside reference that is a bit more in depth / explanatory. It's your typical undergrad real analysis course covering: The least...
3. ### Solutions to Hungerford's "Abstract Algebra" 3rd Ed.

I'm taking an abstract algebra course that uses Hungerford's "An Introduction to Abstract Algebra" 3rd Ed. And while I feel like I'm following the material sufficiently and can do most of the proofs it's hard to learn and practice the material without a solutions guide. How am I supposed to know...
4. ### Show the gravitional field is conservative

In my calculus textbook (section on vector calc) it is showing that the gravitational field is conservative. I followed fine except for the first part, defining the scalar function f. Showing the field is conservative went something like this: f(x,y,z) = MM'G/\sqrt{x^2+y^2+z^2}...
5. ### Solving Shell Motion with Initial Velocity of 60 m/s

No, sorry I mistyped I'll fix it.
6. ### Solving Shell Motion with Initial Velocity of 60 m/s

I've put the problem statement below and worked it out. I typically don't post questions like this as they're a lot to go through, but I am wondering if I have worked the problem correctly as my book does not have the solution and I feel like I am not understand the material correctly. 1...
7. ### Classical Mathematics for E&M

I think A student's guide to maxwell's equations is what I was looking for. Purcell has a great exposition as does griffiths, but I'm lacking at the problem solving and understanding applying the techniques. More or less going from thinking like a mathematician to a physicist, and that looks to...
8. ### Classical Mathematics for E&M

I'm using purcell and I find the notation (CGS units) to be a bit confusing at times in formulas, but trying to struggle through it as I should go ahead and get exposed to different systems of units and I've had an undergraduate course on Newtonian mechanics. In purcell I don't find most of the...
9. ### Classical Mathematics for E&M

Can anyone recommend a good book that deals with the mathematics of E&M? I've read through my calculus books and feel like I understand the material there and can solve the problems. However, when it comes to it's applications in electricity and magnetism I find that I have enormous difficulty...
10. ### Electrical Potential Energy of three quark system

I was missing the sign! That was it. I always get confused about whether to include signs or take the absolute value/magnitude. In columb's law we don't use the signs do we? Every time I've tried to use negatives in coulumbs law it came out wrong, or maybe I'm just doing it wrong. That's why I...
11. ### Electrical Potential Energy of three quark system

Homework Statement A proton is composed of three quarks: two "up" quarks, each having charge +2e/3, and one "down" quark, having charge -e/3. Suppose that the three quarks are equidistant from one another. Take the distance to be 3×10-15 m and calculate the potential energy of the subsystem of...
12. ### Charge on q from other charges given net force is zero

I'm not sure what you mean? I'm very bad at using symmetry doing these types of problems typically takes me ages as I can't identify the symmetry / relations correctly in square arrays of charge etc. Could you explain what you mean?
13. ### Charge on q from other charges given net force is zero

I didnt understand where the Q went until I reworked it and yes you're right. Is the below correct? It gives me the correct answer but as far as best way to solve technique etc goes not sure its close to good. My notation could probably use some work... I realize I could have forgotten about...
14. ### Charge on q from other charges given net force is zero

Homework Statement Consider the figure below, we need to find the charge on Q_0, both charges Q are negative. It is given that the net charge on Q_A is zero. The figure of the problem is attached. The Attempt at a Solution I understand how to get the solution except for one part. I'm just...
15. ### Maximizing x-component of force

Ahh, nevermind I solved it. I forgot that I could discard the denominator when setting equal to zero. Made the problem more complex than need be,
16. ### Maximizing x-component of force

Couldn't solve the derivative for b. I think I messed the derivative up I was getting high powers of b that couldn't be solved. Sample of what I tried to solve... d/db [b/(9+b^2)^{3/2}] \Rightarrow [3b(9 + b^2)^{1/2} - (9 + b^2)^{3/2}]/(9 + b^2)^3 After that it turned into a mess trying...
17. ### Maximizing x-component of force

I don't understand? Q is restricted on the y-axis at a height of a = 3m the charge q is arbitrary at a location b. The first part of the problem is to find the value b at which the x-component of the force between the two charges is at it's miniumum which would be at b = 0. To find it's maximum...
18. ### Maximizing x-component of force

x-component on q, and the charge on each is positive.
19. ### Maximizing x-component of force

Here's the picture of the figure, where a = 3m in this specific case. I guess I should have also stated that the b in the numerator and the 3/2 power came from the cosine to be more correct in terminology?
20. ### Maximizing x-component of force

A charge Q is placed at a distance a = 3m and a charge q is placed at a distance b For what value(s) of b is the x-component of the force maximized? I know to maximize the force we need to maximize F_Qq = k Qq b/(3^2 + b^2)^{3/2}. To do this we need to set the first derivative to zero and...
21. ### Force at center of cube due to four charges of equal mag.

I think I messed up a little bit. The diagonal will be the side length, a, times square root of three. I only need one face so I just need to multiply the result by 1/\sqrt 3. So, the result would be F_Q = 4[1/4\pi \epsilon_o * q^2/r^2 ] * 1\sqrt 3 In the way I worked it I placed the...
22. ### Force at center of cube due to four charges of equal mag.

Homework Statement Four charges of 2*10^-7 are placed on the corners of one face of a cube of 15 cm. A charge of -2 * 10^-7 C is placed at the center of the cube. What is the force on the charge at the center of the cube? Homework Equations F = k q_1*q_2/r^2 The Attempt at a Solution...
23. ### Calculating magnitude of electric field at center of square

Ah fair point forgot about those being strictly on the x-axis, so need to fix that then resolve into E_x and E_y for the respective terms and then take the square root of those squared for the magnitude.
24. ### Calculating magnitude of electric field at center of square

The missing term is the -5q charge, yes? So it should be E=k[−2q/(\sqrt2 * d)+q/(\sqrt 2 * d) + 2(5q/(\sqrt 2 * d))= k[9q / (\sqrt 2 * d)] Also, changed q^2 to q since this is the electric field not force... silly mistake, and the bottom term should be \sqrt 2 * d instead of d^2? This is...
25. ### Calculating magnitude of electric field at center of square

Homework Statement Find the magnitude and direction of net electric field at the center of the square array of charges. Find E_x and E_y The square array of charges http://postimg.org/image/4gf94ymmf/ The Attempt at a Solution [/B] My attempt at drawing in the force vectors...
26. ### Mass changed if q is produced by adding to electrons mass

Nevermind I figured it out m = [(2.374 * 10^-7)/(1.6 * 10^-19)] * (9.11 * 10^-31)
27. ### Mass changed if q is produced by adding to electrons mass

Can someone walk me through calculating the final step in this problem. Problem statement: If the charge q is produced by adding electrons to the mass, by how much will the mass be changed? It was calculated that the charge q is 2.374 * 10^-7 C which is correct and I know that we need to...
28. ### Using Gauss' law for spherical charge distribution

Homework Statement The Earth is constantly being bombarded by cosmic rays, which consist mostly of protons. Assume that these protons are incident on the Earth’s atmosphere from all directions at a rate of 1366. protons per square meter per second. Assuming that the depth of Earth’s atmosphere...
29. ### Series Tests and Taylor Series

Have a quick question about taylor series. We covered taylor series somewhat in class, but there was a complete lack of explanation and our calculus book literally covers the topic in a single page. I understand the idea of a taylor series and how its related to a power series, but what I don't...
30. ### Graph theory applications

Thanks for the detailed reply. Talked to a few different people today and that was pretty much the same conclusion we all came to that there would really be no graph theory applications. The only thing that I may be apply to apply is machine learning to possibly predict locations of where new...
31. ### Graph theory applications

Im not entirely sure what section of PF this post should be in so I apologize in advance if this is not in the correct section. I don't know that much graph theory or the various fields that it can be applied to, but I do know that graph theory can be used in social media etc by using dynamic...
32. ### Apostol Calulus Voume1 I 2.4 question 9

1. Compute the area of the region S between the graphs of f and g over the interal [a,b] specified in each case Make a sketch of the two graphs and indicate S by shading. Question 9 -F(x)=x^2 g(x)=x+1,a =-1, b = (1+√5)/2 Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I think...
33. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

Sorry this is a bit late and off topic after reading everythign you guys posted and browsing around I decided to hold off for now on buying a laptop in the hopes of finding a good deal on a higher end model. With that being said i found the laptop I've been looking at for awhile as a discounted...
34. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

That's true I didn't think about that. Thanks for all your help I had no idea what kind of laptop I was supposed to be looking for honestly.
35. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

That's exactly what i was looking for thank you. If my budget allows it i'd love to get the first laptop you linked and the fact that it actually has decent reviews is always a plus. That's mostly what I use my computers for as well. If I didn't think the flexibility of a laptop would be...
36. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

My budget is around $300 possibly closer to$400 and yes I'm positive I'll be using mathematica in my math classes and labs. I found a thinkpad t410 2.53 GHz for 299 but would prefer to not buy a refurbished laptop for any potential problems they may have.
37. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

I found some reviews after a lot of digging around seems to be decent from the reviews. The only other question I have is would a quad-core at a higher GHz processor be better than a dual core at a lower speed processor? After browsing around it seems that mathematica cannot utilize all four...
38. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

I tried looking around for reviews on Google and couldn't find any for the exact model. That's why I posted here I didn't want to pass up what might be a good deal based off of one bad review on the newegg website.
39. ### Good affordable laptop for college student?

Can anyone out there recommend an affordable laptop for a college student. Going in as a physics/math major so needs to be able run mathematica and similar programs decently. This is the one I was thinking about going with. Thoughts...
40. ### Is this proof correct?

I thought an inductive set could have an upper bound but not a greatest upper bound / supremum because for every x in the set x+1 is also in the set? and to fix my assumption issue could i do something along the lines of- Suppose S is a nonempty set of real numbers and suppose there is a...
41. ### Is this proof correct?

1. Question I 3.12 from Apostle's calculus volume 1 If x is an arbitrary real number, prove that there are integers m and n such that m<x<n 2. Theorem I.27:Every nonempty set S that is bounded below has a greatest lower bound; that is, there is a real number such that L= infS...
42. ### Schools Deciding Between USC and Roanoke for College: Guidance Needed

Yeah they're physics outline looks pretty typical as does USC's. If these are the best of my options would you consider it even worthwhile to go in as a physics major? The way I'm seeing my options as of right now is that since they're not outstanding schools (Ivy League MIT etc) my chances of a...
43. ### Schools Deciding Between USC and Roanoke for College: Guidance Needed

I was going to do that today actually lol. I know Roanoke has a strong focus on computer science from my college tour when I went so that would work out if I decided to switch majors and their small student body would make it easier to do undergrad research compared to USC which has a very large...
44. ### Schools Deciding Between USC and Roanoke for College: Guidance Needed

Okay the time has come where deposits are soon to be due. However, I'm still stuck between two schools USC and Roanoke. Links for each are below. I have other college options but they are party schools and don't make sense academically / career wise. http://sc.edu/ https://roanoke.edu/ I...
45. ### Schools College physics program

Got offered a dean's award from here - http://roanoke.edu/ What do you think of their physics program?
46. ### Spivak's Calculus Prologue Problem 3 (v)

Ok thank you that cleared up a few questions I had concerning proofs. Yes, I had thought about doing that but I didn't know if that would be considered "rigorous" enough for a proof. Spivak's text is my first encounter with any rigorous math and I assumed my proof could only be based on the...
47. ### Spivak's Calculus Prologue Problem 3 (v)

Here's my attempt at this proof. Is this correct? Homework Statement Prove \frac{a}{b}/\frac{c}{d} = \frac{ad}{bc} Homework Equations P 1-12 The Attempt at a Solution \frac{a}{b}/\frac{c}{d} = \frac{ad}{bc} \frac{a}{b}/\frac{c}{d} = (ad)(bc)^{-1}...
48. ### Finding the Best Physics Textbook for 11th-12th Grade & College

A book that I personally like is "University Physics with Modern Physics" by Young and Freedman. Might be worth checking out. It uses calculus, don't know if you've taken it yet or have any familiarity with it.
49. ### Statistical Physics

Sounds like an interesting branch from the replies. Could your recommend any good introductory books on the subject? I haven't had too much crazy math yet just up to calculus and about to start linear algebra. I don't know if anyone has read this book, but I found a copy of Thermodynamics and...
50. ### Statistical Physics

Could someone explain what this branch of physics encompasses? Is it just using statistics and probabilities to explain phenomena?