95.304 Vibration and Sound

Vibration and Sound

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37507
Status Active

The course serves to integrate the various sub-topics of physics that undergraduate majors have experienced by exploring the physical processes of vibrations of lumped and continuous electrical mechanical and acoustic systems: the damped harmonic oscillator in electrical and mechanical form, the flexible string in tension and the coaxial cable with differing end conditions, vibrations of bars, membranes and plates, plane waves of sound, standing waves, radiation and scattering. Throughout reference is made to analogous process in the quantum mechanical domain. Closely coordinated with the recitations is the co-requisite laboratory course,k which provides concrete experience with the phenomena discussed in the recitations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 95.269 Honors Physics III, 92.231 Calculus III, 96.261 Physics of Materials and Devices, or 96.245 Physics III Lab with a 'C-' or better; and Co-req: 96.304 Vibration and Sound Lab.