Lecture Notes/Text Book

These fall somewhere between an outline of the material covered in class and a real text book, and are very much a work in progress. These notes are intended to provide a background and guide to the material covered in class, and, in some cases, goes into greater depth than we are able to in class. For quizzes and exams, you will only be responsible for what is actually covered in class, but reading the additional material may still be helpful in gaining a deeper understanding.

The notes are organized into chapters representing the major topics to be covered during the semester. These chapters will likely be updated as the semester progresses. Major updates will be announced on the Updates page of this web site.

Lecture Slides and Videos

The slides used in each lecture will be posted here shortly after the class session. Links to the slides and video recordings from the lectures will posted on Canvas.



Lecture 1, 23 August
Lecture 2, 25 August
Lecture 3, 27 August
Lecture 4, 30 August
Lecture 5, 1 September
Lecture 6, 3 September
Lecture 7, 8 September
Lecture 8, 10 September
Lecture 9, 13 September
Lecture 10, 15 September
Lecture 11, 17 September
Lecture 12, 20 September
Lecture 13, 22 September
Lecture 14, 24 September
Lecture 15, 27 September
Lecture 16, 29 September
Lecture 17, 1 October
Lecture 18, 4 October
Lecture n, date
  • Review of Quiz 2 and More on Diffusion
    Download slides (pdf)
  • Simulation of Diffusion. The animated simulation of diffusion from a sharp boundary that I showed in class was created in Mathematica, a computer program with a wide range of powerful tools for mathematics. Although Mathematica is quie expensive, the file for the simulation can be opened and used with a free player program avalialble from the makers of Mathematica, Wolfram Research.

    The simulation file can be downloaded here.

    The player program can be downloaded from: http://www.wolfram.com/player/
Lecture 20, 18 October
Lecture 21, 20 October
Lecture 22, 22 October
Lecture 23, 24 October
Lecture 24, 27 October
Lecture 25, 29 October
Lecture 26, 1 November
Lecture 27, 3 November
Lecture 28, 5 November
Lecture 29, 8 November
Lecture 30, 10 November
Lecture 31, 12 November
Lecture 32, 15 November
Lecture 33, 17 November
Lecture 34, 19 November
Lecture 35, 22 November
Lecture 36, 24 November
Lecture 37, 29 November
Lecture 38, 1 December
Lecture 39, 3 December
Lecture 40, 6 December