Syllabus - properties of EM plane waves polarization energy densities Poynting vector intensity EM waves in dielectrics index of refraction

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Syllabus Oscillations simple harmonic oscillator complex representation of oscillations damping (emphasizing underdamped case) driven oscillations and resonance, quality factor Mechanical Waves nondispersive wave eq. from wave kinematics (traveling waves) harmonic traveling waves, complex representation wave eq. for transverse waves on string wave eq. for sound (1D) Doppler effect Superposition standing waves d'Alembert's general solution of the wave eq. boundary conditions reflection & transmission at fixed, free, change in medium; impedance Fourier series beats group velocity, dispersion relations Energy in mechanical waves energy densities & flow rates continuity equation intensity, spherical waves EM waves Maxwell's eq in differential forms wave eq for EM waves in vacuum
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Unformatted text preview: properties of EM plane waves polarization energy densities, Poynting vector, intensity EM waves in dielectrics, index of refraction Interference & Diffraction two slit experiment Michelson interferometer multiple slits, gratings, resolving power finite slit width circular aperture, resolution thin films Quantum physics photoelectric effect, the photon Compton scattering connection between classical EM wave and photons de Broglie relation, interference & diffraction with electrons time-dependent Schrodinger eq. (aka "quantum wave equation") stationary states, time-independent Schrodinger eq. particle in a box probability density finite well H atom energy levels, line spectra uncertainty principle tunneling...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course ENGRG 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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