Fall 2017 - PHYS 255 D100
Vibrations and Waves (3)
Class Number: 1574
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2017
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Prerequisites:PHYS 126 or 121 or 141 with a minimum C- grade; or PHYS 101 and 102 with a grade of B or better. Corequisite: MATH 251; MATH 232 or 240. Recommended concurrent: PHYS 211 and MATH 310.
The physics of vibrations and waves. Topics include periodic motion, including free and forced oscillations, coupled oscillators, normal modes, and waves in one and higher dimensions. Quantitative.
1. Free vibrations
2. Damped vibrations
3. Forced vibrations and resonance
5. Free and forced anharmonic vibrations
6. Coupled oscillators
7. Non-dispersive waves
8. Wave impedance, reflection from boundaries
9. Standing waves
10. Energy in waves
11. Fourier analysis, modulation, Fourier transform
13. Evanescent waves
14. Electromagnetic waves
16. Plane waves at boundaries
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Vibration and Waves (ISBN 9780393099362)
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