Oscillations and Mechanical Waves, 4 credits (TFYA81)

Oscillationer och mekaniska vågor, 4 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Per Sandström

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, French 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, Spanish 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, German 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, Chinese 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, Japanese 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus in one variable. Linear algebra.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge of oscillations and wave motion with applications from acoustics. After successful examination the student should be able to solve basic problems related to;
mechanical waves including acoustics
Furthermore, the student should be able to;
apply physics modeling and experimental problem solving
perform measurements related to acoustics
present measurements, results and conclusions in a written report

Course content

Physics modeling and experimental problem solving.
Mechanical waves.
Harmonic oscillations, traveling waves, acoustics, superposition, interference.

Teaching and working methods

The course starts with an introduction to experimental problem solving via lectures and laboratory work. The lectures in wave physics are meant to give a basic understanding of the subject. During lectures the most important theory sections are presented together with some applied exercises. The knowledge is deepened and applied through special problem solving sessions. The course also contains laboratory work related to acoustics.
The course runs over the first fart of the spring semester.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 51.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1 credits
LAB2Laboratory workU, G1.5 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: The course content is relevant for several upcoming courses on the programme (Optics - Theory and Application, Electronics, Measurement technology, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Fourier analysis, Modern Physics, Signals and systems etc.). Materials optics, Optoelectronics.

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Per Sandström

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 107 h

Course literature

Göran Jönsson, "Våglära och optik" (kapitel 1-10), 5:e upplagan (ISBN: 9789163389573) Övrigt material via kursens Lisamrum
Göran Jönsson, "Våglära och optik" (kapitel 1-10), 5:e upplagan (ISBN: 9789163389573) Övrigt material via kursens Lisamrum
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 1.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1 credits
LAB2 Laboratory work U, G 1.5 credits

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