PHYS 440 Seminar: Wave Motion in Physics

The course will be devoted to the study of waves and its applications in different fields of physics. The principal objective is to develop an understanding of basic wave concepts and of their relations with one another. Readings and discussions on topics such as free and forced oscillations, superposition principle, traveling and standing waves, modulations, pulses, wave packets, bandwidth, coherence time and polarization, will serve to reach the proposed goal. Applications of different physical systems as water waves, sound waves, light waves, transmission lines, quantum waves, etc. will be illustrated through interesting examples.




PHYS 234


Offered on occasion