PHY 300 Lab 1
Fall 2012
Lab 1: Damped, Driven Harmonic Oscillator
1 Introduction
The purpose of this experiment is to study the resonant properties of a driven, damped harmonic
oscillator. This type of motion is characteristic of many physical phenomena.
Stnony Brook University
PHYSICS 300 FIRST HOUR EXAM
27 February 2015 in class 53 minutes CLOSED BOOK !
DIRECTIONS: There are six problems and you must do them all. BE NEAT! We cant give partial credit to work
we cant read. Begin each problem on a new page
Vibrations and Waves MP205, Assignment 4 Solutions
1. Find the frequency of vibration under adiabatic conditions of a column
of gas confined to a cylindrical tube, closed at one end, with a well-fitting
but freely moving piston of mass m.
From the diagram
Vibrations and Waves MP205, Assignment 1 Solutions
1. Consider a vector z defined by the equation z = z1 z2 , where z1 = a + ib,
z2 = c + id.
(a) Show that the length of z is the product of the lengths of z1 and z2 .
(b) Show that the angle between z and
BSc/MSci MidTerm Test
PHY-217
Waves and Oscillations
Time Allowed:
50 minutes
Date:
13th Nov, 2012
Time: 9:05 - 9:55
Instructions:
c
Answer ALL questions in section A. Answer ONLY ONE questions from section B. Section A carries 25 marks, each question
in
Vibrations and Waves MP205, Assignment 3 Solutions
1. Two vibrations at right angles to one another are described by the equations
x = 10 cos(t)
y = 5 cos(2t + /4)
Construct the Lissajous figure of the combined motion.
So we have Ax = 10 and Ay = 5. Phase
Vibrations and Waves MP205, Assignment 2 Solutions
1. Express the following in the form Re[Aei(t+) ]
(a) z = sin t + cos t.
(b) z = cos(t /3) cos t.
(c) z = 2 sin t + 3 cos t.
(d) z = sin t 2 cos(t /4) + cos t.
Firstly recall that sin() = cos( /2) and cos
Physics 300 Midterm Exam
1. (20 points) Consider a guitar string with length L=60 cm, mass M=0.20 g under tension T=50 N. As we saw in
class, plucking the string results in the fundamental and many harmonics. What is the frequency of the lowest
mode (the
Physics 300 Final Exam
1. (15 points) You are given polarizers, a half and quarter wave plate and the task of building a
device that can attenuate the intensity of a polarized light source by an adjustable amount (from
zero all the way to the input intens
PHYSICS 300 SPRING 2015
Waves and Optics
Lecture: MWF 11:00-11:53 Rm: PP-113
TA: Chia-Yi Ju Math: 6-117 chia-yi.ju@stonybrook.edu
Lecturer: Harold Metcalf - S225
TA: Christopher Hayes B-120 christopher.r.hayes@stonybrook.edu
harold.metcalf@stonybrook.edu
Stony Brook University
PHYSICS 300 SECOND HOUR EXAM
16 March 2012 in class 55 minutes CLOSED BOOK !
DIRECTIONS: There are ve problems and you must do them all. BE NEAT! We cant give partial
credit to work we cant read. Begin each problem on a new page of
Stony Brook University
PHYSICS 300 SECOND HOUR EXAM
30 October 2013 in class 80 minutes CLOSED BOOK !
DIRECTIONS: There are ve problems and you must do them all. BE NEAT! We cant give partial
credit to work we cant read. Begin each problem on a new page o
Physics 300 Final Exam
1. (15 points) You are given an optical element which is either a half or quarter wave plate. You are
also given two polarizers, a detector and an unpolarized light source. Describe how you would
determine whether what you have is a
Physics 300 Midterm Exam
1. (20 points) Consider a guitar string with length L=30 cm, mass M=0.5 g under tension T=40 N. If you were to
pluck the string and excite the first two modes with amplitudes of 0.1mm each (assume all other modes have
zero amplitu
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