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Mathematical and Computational Methods in Physics and Engineering (fall 2016)

Daily outline for Mon, Sep 12, 2016 9:10 AM (5 months ago)


assigned today:
Due today:

We talked a bit about how to communicate outside of class. For now we're planning to continue the synchronous meetings at 8pm on Sun/Tue/Thurs though Jazz band will have to change that at some point.

For asynchronous we voted on Group Me and now everyone is registered.

We talked about the mean, median, and standard deviation for a triangular distribution (mostly to connect to the concept of expectation value).

They voted on spending some time on the mass/spring system problem. We talked about speed->time->probability and did a bunch of the calculations.

We also spent a little time on the birthday problem, which led to a discussion of when to memorize certain probability formulas (mostly: never).