Courses: Waves and Optics (PHYSH213A01)

Fall 2008

Vibrations and waves in mechanical, electronic, and optical systems with an introduction to related mathematical methods such as functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis. Topics include free and driven oscillations, resonance, superposition, coupled oscillators and normal modes, traveling waves, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, interference, and diffraction. Physics 211f, a related laboratory half-course, is normally taken concurrently and is required for majors.

Prerequisites: Physics 102b or 106b and Mathematics 114b or 120a or equivalent.

Fulfills: NA QU II


Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Peter Love (Profile)


Haverford, Kosh E309

Meeting Times

MWF 11:30-12:30