Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021
Western Main Campus

Physics 2110A/B

OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES


A unified treatment of oscillatory and wave motion, with examples from mechanics, electromagnetism, optics and materials science. Topics include simple harmonic motion, forced oscillations and resonance, coupled oscillations, transverse waves on strings and in crystals, longitudinal waves in gases and solids, electromagnetic waves, Fourier methods, nonlinear oscillations and chaos.

Prerequisite(s): Physics 1201A/B or Physics 1401A/B or Physics 1501A/B or the former Physics 1301A/B, each with a minimum mark of 60%, or the former Physics 1028A/B with a minimum mark of 80%; Physics 1202A/B or Physics 1402A/B or Physics 1502A/B or the former Physics 1302A/B, each with a minimum mark of 60%, or the former Physics 1029A/B with a minimum mark of 80%; a minimum mark of 60% in each of (Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B or Applied Mathematics 1412A/B) and (Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B or Applied Mathematics 1414A/B), or in the former Applied Mathematics 1413. Integrated Science 1001X with a minimum mark of 60% can be used in place of Physics 1202A/B and Calculus 1301A/B. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Mathematics 1600A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY C i  
Subject Code: PHYSICS

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