Lecture 1 - Osc. Motion (Ch. 12.1-12.2)

Lecture 1 - Osc. Motion (Ch. 12.1-12.2) - Waves Physics 3C...

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Waves Physics 3C Lecture 1: Course Intro and Harmonic Motion
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Instructor Information o Prof. James Bullock 4168 FRH (Reines Hall) Email: bullock@uci.edu Office Hours: Wed, 3pm-4pm [after lecture] By appointment
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Important o Read Your Email Important Messages - I assume you read them o Class Website Schedule + On-line Lectures Homework Assigments/Solutions Carefully
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Topical Overview o Oscillation Springs, Harmonic Oscillator, Pendulum Mechanical Waves Superposition and Standing Waves o Light Electromagnetic Waves Reflection and Refraction Imaging: Mirrors and Lenses Wave Optics: Interference, Diffraction o Quantum Physics Atomic Physics: Hydrogen Atom Nuclear Physics: Radioactivity
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Exams and Course Grade o Exams: Midterm Friday, May 2 (in class) Final Wednesday June 11 (10:30am-12:30pm) Inclusive, but will concentrate (2/3) on material since the midterm. Calculator from allowed types, no notes Formulas provided on the exam and in advance o Course Grade: Homework on WebAssign: 20% In-class discussion problems: 5% Midterm: 35% Final: 40% Your course grade is based on your percentile rank in the class (and a grading curve I determine subjectively) The likely distribution of grades will be performance.
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WebAssign o Most weeks, problems assigned late Tue and due next Mon. o
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Lecture 1 - Osc. Motion (Ch. 12.1-12.2) - Waves Physics 3C...

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