Area of Study
Taught In English
MATH235 - Mathematics IIA or equivalent
MATH236 - Mathematics IIB or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units3
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This unit introduces the theory of waves by a systematic study of the underlying partial differential equations. Waves involve the transfer, without bulk motion, of both energy and information. Fundamental properties of waves are first examined in the simplest one-dimensional setting. The treatment is then broadened to two-dimensional and three-dimensional waves, particularly for acoustic and electromagnetic waves. Resonators and waveguides provide some examples of how waves behave in confined regions. In contrast, the scattering and diffraction of waves by obstacles in free space carries information about the scatterer itself; this is the basis of many imaging technologies.
Course typically offered during the Spring semester
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.