|PDF version: ||Download syllabus and course schedule here. |
|Instructor: ||Jones |
|Email: ||firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Title: ||Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics II |
|Offering: ||Spring, 3 credit hours. |
|Room : ||Phys 112 |
|Time : ||M,W,F 3:30-4:20 pm |
|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. |
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 X-rays and electrons by crystals. |
|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 - 8-10 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) 3:30-5:30 pm, Phys 112... Distribution of grades|
| You can bring two pages of formuals/notes to the exam. |
||Assignment 1 - Now due January 27th...
| ||Assignment 2 - Due February 10th...
| ||Assignment 3 - Due February 28th... Here are some suggestions. Please skip question 2(e).
| ||Assignment 4 - Due March 10th...
| ||Assignment 5 - Due April 4th...
| ||Assignment 6 - Due April 16th...
| ||Assignment 7 - Now due Wednesday, April 30th...
|Lecture notes: ||Will be found here...|