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Waves and Oscillations
PHYS 213
Fall 2007
Section: 01  

The properties of periodic motion recur in many areas of physics, including mechanics, quantum physics, and electricity and magnetism. We will explore the physical principles and fundamental mathematics related to periodic motions. Focus topics will include damped and forced harmonic motion, normal modes, the wave equation, Fourier series and integrals, and complex analysis. The principles and techniques developed in this course are central to many subsequent courses, particularly quantum mechanics (PHYS214, 315) and electricity and magnetism (PHYS324). An important component of this course is to develop the ability to use mathematical software packages to graph expressions, solve equations, and obtain numerical solutions to differential equations.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (PHYS113 AND PHYS116)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(PHYS)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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