which replaces class for now. Join this meeting at 11:15 Monday.

2:30 - 4:30 Wednesday afternoon – Dr. Reluga and guests will help you out with all your math and python questions.

**Time**: 11:15 - 12:05 MWF, January 13th to May 1th, 2020**Location**: Willard 173**Special Computer labs**: January 15th and 17th, Davey 211 (inside library)**Office hours**will be Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30, or by appointment.**Textbooks**:- Online Notes for a textbook, including data sets and code examples. These are still under construction. Feel free to offer feedback when you see mistakes, or confusing text.
- Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver (founder of Five Thirty Eight) will be used to discuss the nature of modelling in the large.
- A suggested textbook for self-help with python coding is A student’s guide to python for physical modeling by Kinder and Nelson. It is a very new and nice book. If you have other suggestions, let me know.
- Overleaf is an online implementation of LaTex that you may find useful for writting up your homework. LaTex is free, so the best thing to do if you have the time is to get and install it ourself.

**Software**: For computer programming in python at home, consider Anaconda – it’s a defacto standard (2020). If you prefer a different tool like matlab, Mathematica, or Julia, you can use that instead, but code samples will be provided in python.

When writting up homework problems, keep all the materials for each problem together, and keep the problems in order. Do NOT take on all the code or figures at then end. That gives your readers a headache flipping back and forth. Better to have a smiley grader.

- make sure to clearly state the purpose of your paper.
- include a table-of-contents paragraph in your introduction
- explain your model in words, as well as equations
- define your important symbols before using them
- all symbols must be defined. tell us their units also, if not implicitly clear from context already.
- if you have allot of parameter values, consider listing them in a table with units and definitions for easier reference.
- Try to use the right symbols for greek letters, but spell them out if you have to.
- multiplication should be implicit, or a dot, or an x, never a *.

- Homework 1 (Answers), due Friday, January 24th
- Homework 2,(Answers), due Friday, January 31st
- Homework 3, due Friday, February 7th
- Least squares Exercises # 1,2,3,7
- Simple model fitting Exercises #1,9,15,16
- Answers

- Homework 4,(Answers), due Friday, February 14nd
- Dimensional analysis, Exercises #1,2,3,9
- Kinematics, Exercises #6

- Homework 5, (Answers) February 21
- Kinematics, Exercises #14,19 (corrected)
- Differential equations, Exercises #5,10
- Projectile motion Exercises #1,2

- Homework 6, (Answers) February 28
- Projectile motion Exercises #6
- Flight Exercises #1,4,6

- Homework 7,(Answers) due March 20,5 pm
- Homework must be submitted on canvas as a pdf file.
- Hanging chain Exercises #2,3
- Exercise 3 should be based on this photo, which was thresholded to this, yielding these data points.
- Pharmacokinetics, Exercises #1,3,4

- Homework 8, (Answers) posted as a PDF, due March 27
- Homework 9, (Answers) due April 3
- Approximation, Exercises #1,2
- Stable distributions, Exercises #1,3
- Fitting distributions to data, Exercises #2,7

- Homework 10, (Answers) due April 10
- The art of state spaces, Exercises #1,2,3,4

- Homework 11 (Answers), due April 17
- Markov chains, Exercises #2,3
- Telephone networks, Exercises #3,5
- Space, Exercises #1

- Homework 12, (Answers) due April 24
- Percolation, Exercises #3,5,6

- Homework 13, (Answers) due May 1
- Age of the earth, Exercises #5,6

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