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. 
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 13  Introduction to free vibrations 
Jan 20  Linear approximations (No class Monday  MLK jr. Day) 
Jan 27  Damped oscillations 
Feb 3  Forced oscillations and resonance 
Feb 10  Coupled oscillating systems 
Feb 17  Coupled systems of many oscillators 
Feb 24  Waves in continuous media 
Mar 3  Waves in 3 dimensions 
Mar 10  Impedance and reflections 
Mar 13  (Thursday) Midterm exam  810 pm, room 112... solutions... Distribution of grades. 
Mar 14  (Friday) No class. 
Mar 17  No classes  spring break 
Mar 24  Maxwell's equations 
Mar 31  Reflection of polarized light 
Apr 7  Geometric optics 
Apr 14  Interference phenomena 
Apr 21  Diffraction phenomena 
Apr 28  Review 
May 8  Final exam (Thursday) 3:305:30 pm, Phys 112... Distribution of grades 
 You can bring two pages of formuals/notes to the exam. 

Assignments: 
Assignment 1  Now due January 27^{th}...
Solutions. 
 Assignment 2  Due February 10^{th}...
Solutions. 
 Assignment 3  Due February 28^{th}... Here are some suggestions. Please skip question 2(e).
Solutions. 
 Assignment 4  Due March 10^{th}...
Solutions. 
 Assignment 5  Due April 4^{th}...
Solutions. 
 Assignment 6  Due April 16^{th}...
Solutions. 
 Assignment 7  Now due Wednesday, April 30^{th}...
Solutions. 
Lecture notes:  Will be found here... 