Spring 2020 Instructor: Matt Graham (web) 
Course TA: George W. Mattson 
5/5 Thanks for all the excellent contributions. [Online course content is now removed, available upon request.]
Class Content Delivery Modes: [1] Video Library: 550 min .mp4 videos filmed in the Paradigm Studio linked belows (v) [a] Notes(n): make your own note from the videos! Terse instructor videonotes called 'gnotes' are provided as one helpful aid. [b] Slides Decks(s): slide decks reinforce and repeat much of the content in video. [2] ZoomWorkshops: Groupteam workshops, one or two times per week. [3] Study Groups and Other Resources: these are in addition to office hours.
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Daily Content 
Items Covered  Problem Sets & Reading 
Optional Extra Resources & Video Aids 

M1: 
Introduction to Oscillations 
Optional review of 
Class Texts: [G]: Primary references: H. Georgi, 2nd Edition, Physics of Waves. Class covers aspects of Chapters, 12, 5.6, 79. 
Free motion of an oscillator [1st online ZOOM Workshop] 
Complex number quiz (optional) 


Pendulum, circuits and springs 
G: 1.61.7, 2.1 


Damped harmonic systems. Optional ZoomWorkshop. RLC circuit simulation, have the app running on your computer. 
G: 1.61.7, 2.12.2 


F1: 
Forced motion of a damped oscillator 


M2: 
o Impedance, admittance, phase shifts analysis 
LRC Circuit Lab Instructions 

T2: 
Circuit Resonance Investigation Optional ZoomWorkshop. 
G: 2.22.4 Manuscript Tips, Ideas, Guidelines


W2: 
Forced motion of a damped oscillator 
G: 2.22.4, 5.6 PS#2a due 

R2:

Required ZoomWorkshop. 
G: 2.22.4, 5.6 

F2: 


M3: 
Math Methods A: Vector Spaces 
M: Chapter 5 

T3: 
Math Methods B,see module 


W3: 

M: Fourier Series Lab Manuscript Due 10 pm 
Fourier series generating PhET applet: (.jar) 
R3: 
Fourier Workshop, the FFT Demo Implusle lab 
G: 8.1 LRC Impulse Demo Instructions 
Mathematica: Triangle & Square Wave Fourier Series Fourier Methods Tip & Tricks (option extension for Zoom FFT workshop) 
F3: 
Intro to Wave Mechanics 
PS3 Due 
Weblink of the day: optional deeper perspective on Fourier Series using phasor diagrams 
M4: 
Reflection and transmission coefficients 
An alternate solution route for 4a2 G: 5.6, 9.2


T4: 
Lab & Discussion: Coax Cable Lab Workshop 

Video: Transmission line AC impedance 
W4: 
Reflection and transmission coefficients  voltage waves 
PS4a Due 
Video: Transmission line(2nd part) reflections 
R4: 
Math Methods D: Separation of Variables, PDEs

(M) Ch. 11 

F4: 
Math Methods E: Separation of Variables, PDEs Sturm Liouville 
PS4b Due 

M5: 
Wave Propagation PDEs


Waves on string simulation (PhET ) 
T5: 
Standing Wave Lab 
G: 8.4 Standing wave demo lab 
Standing waves (.nb ) 
W5:

Transmission Line PDEs 
PS5a Due

EM Wave Equation (optional look ahead) Optional: Transmission line PDEs from Eindhoven (the engineering way) 
R5: 
Wave Propagation & Attenuation

G: 8.2 
Mathematica: damping reflections (.nb )

F5: 
Review session for PH424 
PS5b Due 

M6: 


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