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Lecture1 - Phase velocity Complex numbers Plane waves and...

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Waves, the Wave Equation, and Phase Velocity What is a wave? Forward [ f ( x -v t ) ] and backward [ f ( x +v t ) ] propagating waves The one-dimensional wave equation Harmonic waves Wavelength, frequency, period, etc.
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Unformatted text preview: Phase velocity Complex numbers Plane waves and laser beams Photons and photon statistics f ( x ) f ( x-3) f ( x-2) f ( x-1) x 0 1 2 3...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PHYS 2163 taught by Professor Briscoe during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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