Winter 2018 Instructor: Matt Graham (web) 
Course TAs: MacKenzie Lenz & Jonathon van Schneck 
2/20/18 Thank you for your all hardwork this term. [course materials removed but available upon request]
2/12/18 Course Exam tonight. Manuscripts and editorial response letters returned in class.
2/9/18  Final site updates. Review materials and solution posted. Available anytime in 375 (includeing weekends for preexam help/quesitons).
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Class Notes  Items Covered  Text Reading 
Problem sets  Comments & Additional Resources  

M1: 
Introduction to Oscillations 
M 1.1, 2.1, 2.5 
Harmonic motion simulator Massspring harmonic animation


T1: 
Free motion of an oscillator Damped oscillations 
M 1.1 
Video: damped oscillatory motion What is an inductor? PhET video The LC circuit, an electrical engineeer's description: audio PhET lecture, LC oscillations 


Resonances: mechanical resonance, and circuit resonance. Both are governed by essientially the same differential equation  
R1:

Circuit Resonance Lab & Data Discussion 
M 1.2; T 2.6, 5.2 M 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 
LRC Lab: sample excel data workup template LRC Lab: possibly helpful tables 

F1: 
Forced motion of a damped oscillator Peer Review of results I (print out lab graphs, bring to class) 
M 5.1, 6.1 
Optional: Mathematica workbook to calculate theoretical LRC response


M2: 
MLK Day 


Forced motion of a damped oscillator Oscillations in circuit(PhET) .jar 
T 5.5, 5.6 M 5.1, 11.1 
Weblink: Lightbulb ON= LRC Circuit Resonance


W2: 
Forced motion of a damped oscillator Group activity: Response to 3 sine drivers worksheet + 3 exam style worksheet exercises (solutions in slides) 
Optional reading: Lorentz Oscillator Model, damped driven oscillator approx well both the spectrum of light absorption and refraction Q: Can you explain the physics of how this radio works? (w/equations) A: Qualitative physical explaination of a radio. You now know how to derive all the equations necessary to make this "handwavy" explaination of radio, rigorous 


Math Methods A: Fourier Series 
Read chapter 7, Linear Algebra


F2: 

M3: 
Math Methods C: Vector Spaces & Fourier Transforms The Fourier Transform 
Read chapter 5, Linear Algebra

Fourier Transforms, what have we learned? Mathematica: Triangle & Square Wave Fourier Series 

T3: 
Fast Fourier Methods 
A crash course & lab workshop in FTs and FFTs! Video of the day: sine waves vs. square waves, Fourier Series; sqaure, sawtooth, and triangle, Fourier Spectrum Analysis of a Song , Fourier Spectrum Analysis of a Song II 

W3: 
Math Methods D: Separation of Variables 
Read chapter 9, 

R3: 
Math Methods E: Separation of Variables 
Read chapter 9, Linear Algebra 

F3: 
Peer Review discussion. Wave Equation Fourier Solutions 
M 9.1, 9.3 
Tansverse waves video. 

M4: 
Non dispersive wave equation 
M 9.0 
Fourier Component Reconstruction of a Drawing 

T4: 
Dispersion relation 
M 9.2 
Video: Travelling wave dispersion


W4: 
Waves on string simulation (PhET ) PreLab 


R4: 
Impedance 
M 10.3

Video: Transmission line reflections 

F4: 
Wave Propagation 
M 10.3 

Video: Electronic propagation speed  
M5: 
Wave Propagation 
M 10.3 
Alternative coax impedance derivation  
T5: 
Wave Propagation & Attenuation 

Video: Transmission line AC impedance  
W5: 
Wave Propagation Attenuation & Energy 
M 9.4 M 11.111.3; 

R5:

Attenuation Review 
M 9.4

Video link: Power of Resonances 

F5: 
Interactive Review session for PH424 
Different types of SHOs: table of oscillations 

M6  Final Exam, 79 pm  Rm: 212 and 304  
Day 9 427  QM Scattering and Tunneling Ref and Transmission (PhET ) 
Video link: QM barrier tunneling, with music, tunneling physics Video link: QM barrier scattering Video application link: STM, scanning tunneling micrsccopy 
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