About me

For those curious about the author of this blog, here is my personal web site.

15 thoughts on “About me

  1. elkement

    Your blog is great! I can relate a lot to this quote on your personal web site: “I also plan to return to my first love, physics, and try to relearn a lot of what I knew about 30 years ago”.

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  2. Anonymous

    Thanks a lot for making this blog. Especially thanks for the page on the associated Legendre functions. I have taken a look at about a dozen books but I find your explanation much better.

    I am doing a PhD in Electrical Engineering in Montreal. Even though I am 33 but I want to switch to Physics (Theoretical Physics) after I am done with this PhD. It is very nice to see that there exist people that understand what it is to be in love with Physics.

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  3. jim mcbride

    Dear Glen Rowe,

    You should feel really good about these Physicspages. I’m a retired mathematician who took reasonable university courses in classical mechanics and electromagnetics about 50 years ago, and am now renewing that interest at a deeper level by working my way through Taylor’s and Griffiths’ books. Your solutions have aided me tremendously. My appreciation for your efforts is without bound

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    1. growescience

      Thanks for the kind words. Which books are you working through? I’m always on the lookout for other texts that would make good topics for the blog.

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        1. growescience

          Heh. I actually do have Kittel’s solid state book, but it’s the 4th edition from 1971. I see it’s now up to an 8th edition, so I assume that’s the one that is currently used for courses.

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  4. surinder singh

    wonderful!!!!! i was just looking for clear solution for first(delta function ina well) and second (bosons in well) —time independent perturbation theory—-chapter6—- grifith–quantum mechanics…………………..wonderful solutions indeed…what can i do it get more on it….

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  5. Andrew

    I’d like to speak on the behalf of many, many students at the University of British Columbia when I extend my heartfelt thanks for all your effort in putting together these physics pages. There’s been quite a few times when I’ve been lost in the depths of QM, and this site has shown me the light out!

    Funnily enough, I also went to Bayview elementary and then onto Kitsilano High School. Glad to see a fellow blue demon / thunderbird alumni keeping bright the candle of science in our demon-haunted world.

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    1. gwrowe Post author

      Thanks very much. I’m glad you and others at UBC find it useful.
      It’s also good to know that the Bayview->Kitsilano->UBC route is still there. I have to say that although Scotland is a nice enough place to live, I do miss the rugged mountains and ocean around Vancouver, especially the views from the top of the cliffs at the north edge of the UBC campus.

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