Spring 2021 P143

PHYS 143b Honors Waves, Optics, & Heat             Spring Quarter, 2021

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 (Zoom)   

Textbooks:  

  Waves by David Morin

Laboratory Sessions:

  UChicago Phys 143s Lab wiki

Laboratory administrators:  Mark ChantellDave McCowan

Teaching Assistants:

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Discussion session: (Piazza)

Lab Session 1 (Zoom and Piazza)

Lab Session 2 (Zoom and Piazza)

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  * 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

3/30

Lecture 1: Harmonic oscillator

Chapter 1.1 and 1.2

 

4/1

Lecture 2: Driven oscillator (HW1)

Chapter 1.3

2

4/6

Lecture 3: Coupled oscillators

Chapter 2.1 and 2.2

 

4/8

Lecture 4: Normal modes (HW2)

Chapter 2.3

3

4/13

Lecture 5: Wave equation

Chapter 2.4

Lab 1: Speed of Light

 

4/15

Lecture 6: Spectral Analysis (HW3)

Chapter 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

4

4/20

Lecture 7: Transverse waves

Chapter 4.1, 4.2

Lab 2: Wave Motion

 

4/22

Lecture 8: Sound waves (HW4)

Chapter 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

5

4/27

Lecture 9: Dispersion, Doppler effect and Shock waves

Chapter 6.3, 7.2

Lab 3: Interference

 

4/29

Lecture 10: Electromagneitc waves (HW5)

Chapter 8.2, 8.3, 8.4

6

5/4

Lecture 11: Reflection and refraction

Chapter 8.6, 8.8

 

5/6

Lecture 12: Geometrical Optics (HW6)

 

7

5/11

Lecture 13: Interference and diffraction

Chapter 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5

Lab 4: Diffraction

 

5/13

Lecture 14: Ideal gas (HW7)

 

8

5/18

Lecture 15: Heat engines

Lab 5: Geometric Optics

Theory

 

5/20

Lecture 16: Laws of thermodynamics (HW8)

 

9

5/25

Lecture 17: Heat transfer

 

 

5/27

Lecture 18: Entropy

 

10

6/7-6/11

Final