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Unformatted text preview: Physics 2214 Spring 2011 Syllabus Date Topics Readings Lab 25-Jan equilibrium; oscillations; SHM; damped oscillations; complex representation 27-Jan damped oscillations; underdamped, overdamped and critically damped; amplitude and energy decay times Y&F I, Ch 13 1-Feb driven oscillations: resonance, quality factor, amplitude and phase response Lab 1 3-Feb traveling waves; nondispersive wave equation; harmonic traveling waves Y&F I, Ch 15 Lab 1 8-Feb transverse waves on a string; sound waves Y&F I, Ch 15 Lab 1 10-Feb wave interference I: standing waves; standing waves on strings and in pipes Y&F I, Ch 16 Lab 1 15-Feb waves at boundaries: fixed and free ends, at medium discontinuity Y&F I, Ch 16 Lab 2 17-Feb waves at boundaries: reflection and transmission coefficients; characteristic impedance Lab 2 22-Feb Fourier analysis; response of linear systems to complex inputs; dispersion relations, group velocity Lab 2 24-Feb wave interference II: beats; Doppler effect; energy and energy transport in waves...
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