Oscillations and Waves

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Fabio SIRINGO

Expected Learning Outcomes

Full knowledge and understanding of  the main classical oscillatory phenomena.

Course Structure

Traditional lectures

Required Prerequisites

Fisica I,  Analisi I

Detailed Course Content

Superposition principle, Fourier series and transform.
Physical examples of harmonic oscillators. Damped and forced oscillator. Resonance. 
Elastic waves, electromagnetic waves. 
Interference and diffraction. Limit of geometric optics.
Oscillation modes in an extended system. Normal modes of oscillation. Wave equation.
Stationary and progressive waves. wave packets and group velocity. Dispersive systems. Reflection and trasmission. Uncertainty relations.

Textbook Information

To be announced

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Fourier series and transform 
2Harmonic Oscillator
3Wave equation
4Interference and diffraction
5elastic and electromagnetic waves

Learning Assessment

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