8.03SC | Fall 2016 | Undergraduate

Physics III: Vibrations and Waves

Part II: Electromagnetic Waves

Lecture 14: Fourier Transform, AM Radio

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Lecture Topics

  • Fourier transform
  • Amplitude modulation
  • AM radio
  • Communication

Lecture Video: Fourier Transform, AM Radio

Prof. Lee discusses the big challenge of communication using dispersive medium. He introduces the possible solution: AM radio, which was one of the greatest achievements in radio broadcasting technology.

Lecture Notes

Typed Notes for Lecture 14 (PDF - 1.3MB)

Handwritten Notes for Lecture 14 (PDF - 2.7MB)

Textbook Reading

Chapter 10: Signals and Fourier Analysis (PDF - 1.4MB)

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Fall 2016
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