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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS422 — Spring 2023

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.



Textbook(s) for Spring 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Optics Hecht 5 th 9780133977226 Pearson Prentice-Hall Required Text will be used 2nd half of the semester.
Vibrations and Waves A.P. French 1st 9780748744473 CRC Press Required

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