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2021-2022 Catalog

PHYS 218 Oscillatory and Wave Phenomena

A continuation of the study of oscillations and waves with emphasis on experimental work and theoretical methods in physics. Phenomena studied include vibration of mechanical systems, oscillations in electrical circuits, the general behavior of damped oscillations and resonance, normal mode analysis, standing wave phenomena, wave propagation, optics, and other such physical phenomena found in nature. Students are introduced to the theoretical techniques used to analyze these phenomena as needed. Lecture/laboratory.

Prerequisite

PHYS 133 or PHYS 152

Corequisite

MATH 264

Offered

Spring semester

Instructor

Staff