Waves and Oscillations
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCredits: 15.0Overlap: NonePrerequisite: NoneThis is an introduction to oscillatory phenomena and wave motion. The concepts and phenomena taught in this course occur throughout nature from biology to quantum mechanics. The topics covered are: Free, damped, forced and coupled oscillations, for example in a simple pendulum, a LC circuit and Helmholtz resonator. Resonance and driven simple harmonic motion, calculations of normal modes for coupled oscillators, resonance and normal modes. Waves in linear media, dispersion, phase and group velocity. The 1D wave equation for a uniform continuous string, superposition of waves of same and different frequency: interference, beats and standing waves. Simple diffraction phenomena. Waves in gasses and solids, sound waves and Electromagnetic waves.The Doppler effect in sound and light.Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% ExaminationSemester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% CourseworkLevel: 4
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