Course information:

Announcements:

- Interested in participating in a weekly study group? Please contact Courtney Cromartie at cjohns18@gmailSPAMNOT.com for information
- Also available undergraduate peer tutoring Monday to Friday,
4pm-6pm, in PHYS 1304 (Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore at hannagd@terpmailSPAMNOT.umd.edu
and Mathew Calkins at mathewpcalkins@gmailSPAMNOT.com
for information)

Homeworks:

- Homework #1 - solutions

- Homework #2 - solutions

- Homework #3 - solutions
- Homework #4 - solutions
- Homework #5 - solutions

- Homework #6 - solutions
- Homework #7 - solutions
- Homework #8 - solutions
- Homework #9 - solutions
- Homework #10 - solutions
- Homework #11 - solutions
- Homework #12 - solutions

Formula sheets for exams:

Lecture Notes:

- Simple Harmonic Oscillator and small oscillations
- Complex analysis, forced oscillator
- Damped oscillator, energy, Q factor, forced oscillator with damping, transients; power transfer, symmetries of equation of motion
- LC and LCR circuits, phasors, electrical impedances; energy in LCR, underdamped/overdamped/critically damped oscillations
- Coupled oscillators; matrix formulation, forced coupled oscillators
- Loaded string, wave equation
- Fourier series
- Fourier series in complex notation, Fourier transform, travelling waves
- Mechanical impedance, energy transport, transmission lines; transmission and reflection: mechanical string vs. transmission line
- Dispersion, phase velocity, group velocity
- Midterm #2 review
- Interference and diffraction; more on interference and diffraction
- Maxwell's equations and EM waves; polarization
- Extra: non-linear oscillators
- Final review; also check the notes on normal modes, impedance, and dispersion

David Morin's Oscillation and Waves typeset notes: