## PH421 PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS:  OSCILLATIONS

### Syllabus for Fall 2002

 Course Information Paradigms homepage Key Questions for Course Last Update: 11/4/02 Instructor: David McIntyre Office Hours: Weniger 463 M 9-10, W 10-11, F 11-12 TA: Paul Schmelzenbach Office Hours Weniger 479 TTh 2:30-3:30

 Date Room Topics Reading (Required, Optional) Homework (assigned, due) M 11/11 lecture W304F Simple Harmonic Oscillations Mass on a Spring Newton's Equation of Motion Simple Harmonic Motion MT 3.1-2 M 1(all) SB 13.1-2 T 11/12 lab W204 Free Motion of an Oscillator Period of oscillation - energy viewpoint Independence on amplitude Pendulum lab M 2.4 MT 2.6 PJS pp.11-18 SB 13.3 Pendulum Lab Pend Lab Handout Pend Lab Workbook W 11/13 lecture W304F Plane Pendulum Motion Undamped Bounded Motion is Periodic Dependence of period on amplitude Anharmonicity in force and motion M 2.1 PJS pp. 3-9 SB 13.4 Th 11/14 lab W204 complab W412 Fourier Analysis Pendulum lab Fourier series Finding coefficients by integration Maple Intro: Guess MT 3.9 M 11.1 PJS pp. 52-60 RHB 3.5-6 RHB 10.1-4 B 15.1-3,15.9 F 11/15 complab W412 Fourier Series HW 1 Due in class HW 1 Soln M 11/18 lecture W304F Anharmonic Motion Pendulum nonlinearity Higher harmonics M 7.1 MT 4.4 PJS pp. 19-22 T 11/19 lab W204 Damped Oscillations Free damped oscillations Initial conditions Using lab data in Maple FFT lab MT 3.5, 3.7-8 M 3 (all) M 2.5, 4.1 PJS pp. 24-30 SB 13.6, 33.1-4 B 6.1-6, 14.1-4 RHB 13.1 LRC Laboratory LRC Lab Handout LRC Lab Workbook W 11/20 lecture W304F Driven Oscillations, Fourier Transforms Fourier transform as limit of Fourier series Impulse response Convolution M 5.1,6.1 MT 3.6,3.10 PJS pp. 31-42 SB 13.7, 33.5, 7 Pend Lab Report Due Pendulum Period Soln elliptic_pend.mws Th 11/21 lab W204 LRC impulse response experiment LRC Circuit experiment Oscilloscope technique General driving term F 11/22 lab W204 LRC impulse response experiment LRC Impedance Q of resonance Maple: Fourier Integrals Maple: Fast Fourier Trasnform HW 2 Due in class HW 2 Soln triangle_coeffs.mws M 11/25 lecture W394F Response Function General response from impulse response LRC circuit analysis Phasors Harmonic response from impulse response RHB 11.1 M 11.2-3 PJS pp. 66-68 B 4.3, 5.7, 15.10-12 T 11/26 lab W204 Harmonic response lab Fourier transform as limit of Fourier series - lab Measurement techniques frequency, amplitude, phase W 11/27 No Class M 12/2 W304F Fourier Integrals: Techniques Inversion Data from circuit lab Convolutions Completeness Orthonormality, Dirac delta Uncertainty principle PJS pp. 69-79 T 12/3 W204 Harmonic response lab W 12/4 W304F Wrap up & review HW 3 Due in class HW 3 Soln lorentzian.mws Th 12/5 W304F FINAL EXAM F 12/6 No Class Complete Portfolio Pend and LRC Labs due Friday 12/6 at noon

References: M = Main, MT = Marion & Thornton, PJS = Course Notes, RHB = Riley, Hobson & Bence, SB = Serway, B=Bugg; see First Day Handout

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