Spring 2020 P143

PHY143 Honots Waves, Optics, & Heat                Spring Quarter, 2020

Instructor:      Cheng Chin <cchin@uchicago.edu>

  Lectures:       Tue & Thur         9:30‐10:50 am        KPTC 120

  Office hour:   Tue & Thur       11:00‐12:30 pm        GCIS E107               

Textbooks:  

  Waves by David Morin

  (Optional: Light, waves and their uses by A.A. Michaelson)

  Understanding Themodynamics by H.C. Van Ness

  (Optional: thermodynamics by Enrico Fermi)

Teaching Assistants:

 

Laboratory Instructors:

  Mark Chantell <mchantel@uchicago.edu>

  Dave McCowan <mccowan@uchicago.edu>

  Kevin Van de Bogart <kevinv@uchicago.edu>

Lab sessions:  

Mon & Wed: KPTC208  TA:
 
Tu & Th: KPTC208  TA:

Grades:          

Class outline:                                                                                                                                 

Week

Date

Lecture

Lab

1

3/31

Lecture 1: Harmonic oscillator

 

 

4/2

Lecture 2: Driven oscillator

 

2

4/7

Math: Differential equation

Lecture 3: Coupled oscillators

 

 

4/9

Lecture 4: Normal modes

 

3

4/14

Lecture 5: Traveling waves

 

 

4/16

Math: Fourier expansion

Lecture 6: Standing waves

 

4

4/21

Lecture 7: Wave Equation

 

 

4/23

Lecture 8: Sound waves

 

5

4/28

Lecture 9: Dispersion and Doppler effect

 

 

4/30

Lecture 10: Electromagneitc waves

 

6

5/5

Lecture 11: Polarization and energy

 

 

5/7

Lecture 12: Reflection and refraction

 

7

5/12

Lecture 13: Interference and diffraction

 

 

5/14

Lecture 14: Ideal gas

 

8

5/19

Lecture 15: First law of thermodynamics

 

 

5/21

Lecture 16: Heat engines

 

9

5/26

Lecture 17: Second law of thermodynamics

 

 

5/28

Lecture 18: Maxwell distribution

 

10

6/2

Senior final 

 

 

6/

Final