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hw7 [2012/11/09 16:56]
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 Once you have a final answer, check your answer to see if it is physically reasonable. Use simple concepts such as Hooke's Law and Newton's Second Law to make quantitative comparisons. Discuss any aspects of the solution that you checked.  Once you have a final answer, check your answer to see if it is physically reasonable. Use simple concepts such as Hooke's Law and Newton's Second Law to make quantitative comparisons. Discuss any aspects of the solution that you checked. 
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 +//Note for next year: I should rewrite the paragraph about checking the final answer - "Once you have a final answer, check to see if it is physically reasonable. Did you find harmonic motion at the resonant frequency? Does the time averaged position make sense? Do the solutions for t < tau and t > tau match each other for an arbitrary value of tau (check at least two easy cases)?//
  
 **2.** On Day 18 we used separation of variables to find a steady state temperature distribution as a function of x and y. In this problem we will investigate a different geometry and find a transient temperature distribution which is a function of x and t. **2.** On Day 18 we used separation of variables to find a steady state temperature distribution as a function of x and y. In this problem we will investigate a different geometry and find a transient temperature distribution which is a function of x and t.