PHY245H5 • Vibrations and Waves

Description

The analysis of vibrating systems and wave motion, introducing mathematical techniques such as complex numbers, eigenvalue problems, and Fourier series. Topics include: simple and coupled oscillators; dispersion relations and boundary conditions; travelling waves; propagation of electromagnetic waves in materials; reflection and transmission of waves at interfaces.

Prerequisites
[( PHY146H5 or PHY136H5 (minimum grade of 80%)) and ( PHY147H5 or PHY137H5 (minimum grade of 80%))] and [( MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or ( MAT135Y5 or MAT137Y5)]
Distribution Requirement
Science
Total Instructional Hours
24L/8T/15P
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Physics