FY1002 - Wave Physics
Oscillations: Undamped, damped and forced oscillations. Resonance.
Wave physics: Description of waves, harmonic waves, general wave equation, elastic waves, phase velocity and group velocity, Doppler effect, electromagnetic waves, transmission and reflection, interference, diffraction. Theory of relativity: Einstein's special theory of relativity. Experimental methods in physics, methods for measuring physical quantities, data acquisition and treatment.
The student is expected to: 1. Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of wave phenomena and special relativity. 2. Learn how to analyze various problems in wave physics with mathematical methods involving differential and integral calculus, as well as ICT-based/numerical methods by using Matlab.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, compulsory laboratory exercises and calculation exercises. A compulsory lab report counts 10% of the final grade. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.
- Calculation exercises
- Laboratory exercises
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.
Recommended previous knowledge
Knowledge corresponding to FY1001, FY1003, MA1101, MA1102, MA1103, MA1201 og MA1202.
Will be given at the beginning of the course.
Examination arrangement: Written examination/Report
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