PDF version:  Download syllabus and course schedule here. 
Instructor:  Jones 
Email:  mjones@physics.purdue.edu 
Title:  Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics II 
Offering:  Spring, 3 credit hours. 
Room :  Phys 112 
Time :  M,W,F 3:304:20 pm 
Prerequisites: 
Phys 272H,
Phys 241 
Text:  A. P. French, Vibrations and Waves, M.I.T. Introductory Physics Series 
 Eugene Hecht, Optics  4th Edition, Addison Wesley (recommended) 
Grading:  30% assignments, 30% midterm, 40% final

 Lowest assignment grade discarded. 
 Distribution of final grades. 
Description: 
The physics of waves and oscillations including sound, elastic, and electromagnetic waves.
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, diffraction of Xrays and electrons by crystals. 
Schedule: 
Week of Jan 7  Introduction to harmonic motion 
Jan 14  Electromagnetic theory I 
Jan 21  Electromagnetic theory II (No class Monday  MLK jr. Day) 
Jan 28  Superposition of harmonic waves 
Feb 4  Free vibrations of physical systems 
Feb 11  Forced vibrations of physical systems 
Feb 18  Coupled oscillators and normal modes 
Feb 25  Normal modes of continuous systems, Fourier analysis 
Mar 4  Progressive waves 
Mar 6  Midterm exam... Solutions... Distribution of grades. 
Mar 11  No classes  spring break 
Mar 18  Propagation of light 
Mar 25  Geometrical optics I 
Apr 1  Geometrical optics II 
Apr 8  Polarization 
Apr 15  Interference 
Apr 22  Diffraction 
Apr 29  Final exam  Tuesday, April 30^{th}, 1:00  3:00 pm, room PHYS 112 
 You can bring two pages of formuals/notes to the exam. 
 Exam... distribution of grades, correlation with midterm. 

Assignments:  Assignment 1  Due January 18^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 2  Due January 25^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 3  Due February 1^{st}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 4  Due February 8^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 5  Due February 15^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 6  Due February 22^{nd}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 7  Due March 1^{st}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 8  Due March 29^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 9  Due April 8^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 10  Due April 15^{th}... Solutions. 
 Assignment 11  Due April 22^{th}... Solutions...
Distribution of homework grades. 
Lecture notes:  Can be found here. 