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WEEK # LEC # TOPICS
1 1 Introduction, Simple Harmonic Oscillators
2 2 More Simple and Damped Harmonic Oscillators

3 Harmonically Driven Oscillators and Resonance
3 4 Transient Behavior and Beats

5 Coupled Oscillators
4 E1 Exam #1

6 Driven Coupled Oscillators
5 7 Wave Equation, Boundary Conditions, Pulses

8 Simple Waves
6 9 Harmonic Components of Arbitrary Waves: Fourier Series

10 Fourier Examples
7 11 Dispersion

E2 Exam #2
9 12 Maxwell’s Equations, EM Plane Waves

13 Polarization, Energy and Poynting Vector
10 14 Polarization, Radiation from Accelerated Charge, Scattering

15 Boundary Conditions at Perfect Conductors, Reflections, Transmission Lines
11 16 Waveguides, Resonant Cavities

17 Index of Refraction, Boundary Conditions for Dielectrics
12 E3 Exam #3
13 18 Interference

19 Thin Films, Multiple Beam Interference, Phased Array Antennas
14 20 Introduction to Diffraction

21 Diffraction, Diffraction Gratings
15 22 Gravitational Waves

23 Doppler Effect
16 E4 Exam #4

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