Lecture 18 - Simple Harmonic Motion (cont.) and Introduction to Waves

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: June 3, 2010,   recorded: November 2006,   views: 3430
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This lecture continues the topic of harmonic motions. Problems are introduced and solved to explore various aspects of oscillation. The second half of the lecture is an introduction to the nature and behavior of waves. Both longitudinal and transverse waves are defined and explained.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 16.

Resources: Problem Set 8 [PDF] Problem Set 8 Solutions [PDF] Oscillator Notes [PDF]

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