University of Maryland Physics Department

Physics 273/273H - Introductory Physics / Waves

Prof. Hall - Spring 2012

- Course Info
- Applets & Animations
- Exams
- Lecture notes:
- Week 1 - Simple harmonic motion, small oscillations.
- Week 2 - Complex exponentials, forced oscillator
- Week 3 - Damped oscillators, energy, Q factor.
- Week 4 - Electrical oscillators, phasors analysis.
- Week 5 - Phasors, impedances, transients.
- Week 6 - Exam 1 review, two coupled oscillators.
- Week 7 - Normal modes, N coupled oscillators, transverse and longitudinal motion.
- Week 8 - Wave equation, Fourier's trick.
- Week 9 - Fourier Sine Series, orthogonal functions, more Fourier's trick.
- Week 10 - Trigonometric and complex Fourier Series.
- Week 11 - Fourier transform, travelling waves.
- Week 12 - Exam 2 review.
- Week 13 - Mechanical impedance, reflection and transmission, wave energy, transmission lines.
- Week 14 - Dispersion, phase velocity, group velocity, pulse propagation, information transfer.
- Week 15 - Exam review.

- Homework:
- Homework #1, and solutions.
- Homework #2, and solutions.
- Homework #3, and solutions.
- Homework #4, and solutions.
- Homework #5, and solutions.
- Homework #6, and solutions.
- Homework #7, and solutions.
- Homework #8, and solutions.
- Homework #9, and solutions.
- Homework #10, and solutions.
- Homework #11, and solutions.
- Homework #12, and solutions.