Physics 273 - Spring 2013 - Prof. Hall Suggested reading: Suggested reading: Week Date Lecture Topics H.J. Pain, 6th Ed. Smith Homework Due 1 24-Jan Course introduction 25-Jan Simple Harmonic Oscillator and Small oscillations 1 - 10 1 - 10 2 29-Jan Complex exponentials 25 - 29 12 - 18 31-Jan Forced oscillator 57 - 64 1 1-Feb Damped Oscillator, energy, Q factor 37 - 49 64 - 68 3 5-Feb Forced oscillator with damping 57 - 64, 74 84 - 93 7-Feb Transients 57 - 64, 74 101 - 103 2 8-Feb LC and RLC circuit 10 - 12, 54 - 56 10 - 11, 104 - 105 4 12-Feb Phasors 54 - 56 18 - 23 14-Feb Electrical impedance 54 - 56 18 - 23 3 15-Feb Phys 273H section meeting 5 19-Feb Two coupled oscillators 79 - 87 139 - 152 21-Feb Two coupled oscillators 79 - 87 139 - 152 4 22-Feb Two coupled oscillators 79 - 87 139 - 152 6 26-Feb exam review 28-Feb Exam 1 1-Mar Loaded string, Fourier's trick 90 - 95 216 - 227 7 5-Mar Loaded string, Fourier's trick 90 - 95 216 - 227 7-Mar Normal modes, eigenvectors, initial conditions 79 - 87 139 - 152 5 8-Mar Phys 273H section meeting 8 12-Mar Wave Equation 95 - 97 280 - 284, 230 - 231 14-Mar Wave Equation and Fourier's Trick 95 - 97 231 - 235 6 15-Mar Orthogonal functions 267 - 275 246 - 254 9 26-Mar Fourier series 267 - 275 246 - 254 28-Mar Fourier transform 285 - 287 254 - 258 7 29-Mar Travelling waves 107 - 287 284 - 287 10 2-Apr Mechanical impedance 115 - 117 352 - 356 4-Apr Transmission and reflection 117 - 124 352 - 356 8 5-Apr Energy transport 117 - 124 317 11 9-Apr Transmission lines 171 - 182 301 - 304 11-Apr Dispersion 128 - 132 323 - 331 9 12-Apr Group velocity, pulse propagation 128 - 132 323 - 331, 388 - 392 12 16-Apr exam review 18-Apr Exam 2 19-Apr Interference and Diffraction 333-339, 357-359, 366-373 13 23-Apr Interference and Diffraction 333-339, 357-359, 366-373 25-Apr Maxwell's Eqs., EM waves 287 - 292 10 26-Apr Phys 273H section meeting 14 30-Apr Differential vector calculus 287 - 292 2-May Differential vector calculus 287 - 292 11 3-May EM waves 287 - 292 15 7-May EM waves 287 - 292 9-May Last day of classes - exam review 12 16 13-May Final Exam - 8:00 am - 10:00 am