Lecture Topics

Lecture Video: Driven Oscillators, Resonance
Driving force is introduced in the coupled system. Prof. Wyslouch solves the system and he demonstrates that one could “excite” one of the normal modes by driving the system at the frequency it likes: normal mode frequency.
Lecture Notes
Typed Notes for Lecture 6 (PDF  1.3MB)
Handwritten Notes for Lecture 6 (PDF  1.5MB)
Textbook Reading
Chapter 4: Symmetries (PDF  1.3MB)
Chapter 5: Waves (PDF  1.4MB) (through section 5.2)
Inclass Demonstrations
SEE IT IN THE LECTURE 

Two Rigid Pendulums Coupled with a Spring 
Coupled Air Carts 