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PHYS422: Waves and Oscillation (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Spring, 3 Credit Hours


272H or 241

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Physics of waves and oscillations including sound, elastic waves, and electromagnetic waves such as light. Topics range from the theory of simple harmonic oscillators, transverse modes of a continuous string, and physical optics including interference, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, and resolution, to diffraction of X-rays and electrons by crystals. Optionally includes topics such as nonlinear waves and surface waves.


Ritchie, Ken


Textbook(s) for Spring 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Vibrations and Waves (Mit Introductory Physics Series) A.P. French 1st (Sept. 30, 1971) 978-0393099362 CRC Required Text will be used 1st half of the semester
Optics Hecht 5 th 978-0133977226 Pearson Prentice-Hall Required Text will be used 2nd half of the semester.

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