VIBRATIONS AND WAVES
- Module code: MP205
- Credits: 5
- Semester: 2
- Department: THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Simple harmonic motion - description with complex exponentials. Superposition of periodic motions. Forced and damped oscillations and resonance. Coupled oscillators and normal modes. Vibrations in continuous systems. The wave equation. Travelling and standing waves. Sound and light as transverse and longitudinal waves. Dispersion and group velocity. Fourier transform and frequency spectrum. De Broglie waves. Uncertainty principle as a bandwidth theorem. Schroedinger equation. Quantum particle in a box.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
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