**Location: http://www.physics.smu.edu/~coan/3310/3310_syl_spr10.html **

**Prof. Thomas Coan (x8-2497)**
**coan@mail.physics.smu.edu**

**Office: 47 Fondren Science**

Date |
Topic |
Reading/HW Due | |
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L1 20 Jan | SR postulates and Changes of Reference Frames | M1 & F3 (pp.63-76) | |

L2 25 Jan | Lorentz-Transforms and Minkowski diagrams | F3 (pp 76-85) | |

L3 27 Jan | Length and time interval measurements | F4 (pp 89- 103) | |

L4 1 Feb | More on Interval m'ments, | F: pp 105-119 | |

L5 3 Feb | Velocity addition, two ways | F5: pp. 125-146 | |

HW1 5 Feb | HW due today | F: 4-1, 4-2, 4-4, 4-6, 4-9 | |

L6 8 Feb | Doppler shifts, acceleration | F: pp. 154-159 | |

L7 10 Feb | Doppler shift yet again | F: pp. 154-159 | |

HW 12 Feb | HW due today | HW2 | |

L8 15 Feb | Collisions and relativistic momentum | F: pp. 169-175 | |

L9 17 Feb | Photon absorption/emission + particle creation | F: pp. 176-180 + notes | |

L10 22 Feb | Compton effect, Energy and momentum II | F: 205-212 | |

HW 23 Feb | HW due today | HW3 | |

L11 24 Feb | Compton scattering & SR Review | F: 205-212 | |

L12 1 Mar | 1-dim Simple Harmonic Motion | B&B: 1.1 | |

L13 3 Mar | Diffeq Review | B&B: 1.3 + 1.4, also F: pp 43-45 | |

3 Mar | Diffeq solutions review.pdf | ||

Exam1 3 Mar | Exam1 due today, 6PM | Exam 1 sols | |

L14 15 Mar | Test Review | ||

L15 17 Mar | Damped SHM | F: pp. 62-70 | |

Damped Oscillator Applet | |||

L16 22 Mar | Driven Oscillator, Resonance | F: pp 83-101 | |

Driven Oscillator Applet | |||

L17 24 Mar | Seismometer, Coupled Oscillators | Notes & F: pp. 121-132. | |

Seismometer Applet | |||

HW 4 24 Mar | HW 4 due today | HW4 | |

L18 29 Mar | Coupled oscillators, normal modes & frequencies | F: pp. 135-152 | |

Coupled Pendula Applet | |||

L19 31 Mar | N coupled oscillators, normal modes & frequencies | F: pp. 135-152 | |

Loaded String Applet | |||

HW 31 Mar | HW due today | HW5 | |

L20 5 Apr | Mini-review of loaded string & Free/forced vibes of stretched string | F. pp. 147-148, 161-167. | |

L21 7 Apr | Fourier Analysis | G: 8.1 | |

Fourier Series Applet | |||

Fourier Synthesis Applet | |||

HW 8 Apr | HW due today | HW6 | |

L22 12 Apr | Wave Equation & Energy transport of travelling waves | Notes | |

L23 14 Apr | Fourier transform | B&B: pp177- 183. | |

L24 19 Apr | Beats, Group Velocity and Dispersion Relations | Lecture Notes | |

Dispersion Applet | |||

L25 21 Apr | Waves and Discontinuities | Lecture Notes | |

Reflection/Transmission of Transverse Wave Applet | |||

22 Apr | Exam 2 due today | ||

L26 26 Apr | Interference orf 2 Monochromatic Beams | B&B: pp. 519-529, 532- 539. | |

L27 28 Apr | Multi-beam Interference | B&B: pp. 539- 549. | |

Mutlti-Slit/Source Interference Applet | |||

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L28 3 May | Special relativity review | ||

L29 4 May | HW due today | HW7 | |

7 May | FINAL EXAM | ||

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