Course topics

Free oscillations of simple systems (including linearity and superposition principle). Free oscillations of systems with many degrees of freedom (including vibrations of a string and Fourier analysis). Driven oscillations. Traveling waves. Reflection and Transmission. Modulations, pulses, and wave packets. Waves in two and three dimensions. Polarizations. Linear optics. Interference and diffraction. The particle properties of waves. The atom and the wave properties of particles. Elementary particles

University course catalogue: 203.1.2121