Spring 2020 P143b

PHYS 143b Honors Waves, Optics, & Heat             Spring Quarter, 2020

News (4/3/2020) Spring Quarter 2020 Recording Policy

Instructor:      Cheng Chin

  Online lectures:       Tue. (Zoom143bTu)  & Thur. (Zoom143bTh)       9:30‐10:50 am CDT

  Online office hours:   Tue & Thur       11:00‐12:30 pm CDT (Piazza)   

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)

Laboratory Sessions:

  UChicago Phys 143s Lab wiki

Laboratory administrators:  Mark ChantellDave McCowan

Teaching Assistants:

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TA

Discussion session: (Piazza)

Lab Session 1 (Zoom and Piazza)

Lab Session 2 (Zoom and Piazza)

1 Runyu Jiang

Monday 4~5:30 pm (Zoom)

Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 pm (Zoom)

Friday 3:30 to 5:30 pm (Zoom)

2 Daiki Goto  

Wednesday 5~6:30 pm (Zoom)

Tuesday 7 to 9 pm (Zoom)

Friday 3:30 to 5:30 pm (Zoom)

3 Yuting Luo

Thursday 2~3:30 pm (Zoom)

Tuesday 3:30 to 5:30 pm (Zoom)

Friday 3:30 to 5:30 pm (Zoom)

  * Online labs are available from Monday 5pm to Friday 6:30 pm. Lab reports are due on Friday at 6:30 pm.

** All times are Chicago time. (Check the local time in Chicago.)

Homeworks, Lab reports and Midterm: 

   All homeworks, reports and midterm should be submitted to Canvas P143b in the format of pdf or jpg before the deadline. They will be returned to the students on Canvas. Late policy for HWs and Lab reports: -10% per day. Late midterm submission is not allowed.

Grade distribution:   HW 30%, Lab 30%, Midterm 20% and Final 20%

Class outline:                                                                                                                                 

Week

Date

Lecture

Text/Lab

1

4/7

Lecture 1: Harmonic oscillator

1-1 Introduction (7')

1-2 Solving differential equations (20')

1-3 Simple harmonic oscillator (27')

1-4 Damped harmonic oscillator (35')

Chapter 1.1 and 1.2

 

4/9

Lecture 2: Driven oscillator (HW1 Sol1)

2-1 Non-homogeneous ODE (16')

2-2 Driven oscillator 1 (29')

2-3 Driven oscillator 2 (22')

Chapter 1.3

2

4/14

Lecture 3: Coupled oscillators

3-1 Coupled oscillators (36') & (14')

3-2 Eigenvalues and eigenvectors (22')

3-3 Three coupled oscillators (33')

Chapter 2.1 and 2.2

 

4/16

Lecture 4: Normal modes (HW2 Sol2)

4-1 N coupled oscillators (38')

4-2 Research on N=5 (7')

Chapter 2.3

3

4/21

Lecture 5: Wave equation

5-1 Wave equation (40')

5-2 Solving wave equation (16')

Chapter 2.4

Lab 1: Speed of Light

 

4/23

Lecture 6: Spectral Analysis (HW3 Sol3)

6-1 Fourier analysis (34')

6-2 Fourier analysis examples (20')

Chapter 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 

4

4/28

Lecture 7: Transverse waves

7-1 Transverse waves (27')

7-2 Wave propagation (37')

Chapter 4.1, 4.2

Lab 2: Wave Motion

 

4/30

Lecture 8: Sound waves (HW4 Sol4)

8-1 Reflection and transmission (22')

8-2 Sound waves (28')

Problem Solving (53') Note

Chapter 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

5

5/5

Lecture 9: Dispersion, Doppler effect and Shock waves

9-1 Dispersion relation (38')

9-2 Dopper effect and shock waves (29')

Chapter 6.3, 7.2

Lab 3: Interference

 

5/7

Lecture 10: Electromagneitc waves (HW5 sol)

10-1 Vector Calculus (28')

10-2 EM wave equations (27')

MidTerm sol (25) #1 #2 #3

Chapter 8.2, 8.3, 8.4

6

5/12

Lecture 11: Reflection and refraction

Zoom: vector calculus, Taylor expansion, and EM waves.

11-1 Polarization (25')

11-2 Reflection and transmission (36')

11-3 Fresnel coefficients (30')

Chapter 8.6, 8.8

 

5/14

Lecture 12: Geometrical Optics (HW6 sol sol.video)

Zoom: Boundary conditions, vector calculus

12-1 Fermat principle and lens equation (29')

12-2 Applications of geometrical optics (25')

Exercise (in progress)

 

7

5/19

Lecture 13: Interference and diffraction

Zoom: wave comparison

13-1 Intro: What is light? (9')

13-2 Interference (35')

13-3 Fourier optics (14')

13-4 Diffraction (17')

13-5 Applications (15')

Chapter 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5

Lab 4: Diffraction

 

5/21

Lecture 14: Ideal gas (HW7 sol sol.video)

Zoom: polarization, dispersion

14-1 Ideal gas law (46')

 

8

5/26

Lecture 15: Heat engines

Zoom: polarization, probability, diffraction, Fourier optics

15-1 Thermodynamical processes (35')

15-2 Carnot cycle (43')

Lab 5: Geometric Optics

Theory

 

5/28

Lecture 16: Laws of thermodynamics (HW8 sol)

16-1 Laws of thermodynamics

 

9

6/2

Lecture 17: Heat transfer

Zoom: Entropy

17-1 Heat transfer

 

 

6/4

No class

 

10

6/8-6/9

Final (sol)