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PHYS 341: Waves

The analysis of wave phenomena, including normal mode expansions, the wave equation and boundary value problems, and interference, diffraction, and polarization. Applications are made to mechanical, sound, water and electromagnetic waves with particular emphasis on electromagnetism and optics. Prerequisite: Physics 231 and 235, and Mathematics 232
6 credits; NE; Offered Winter 2022; R. Terrien