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Wave Physics

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Timothy Freegarde
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This course introduces the properties and mechanics of waves, from the derivation and solution of wave equations, through the origins of the classical processes of refraction, dispersion and interference, to the quantum mechanical phenomenon of the uncertainty principle. It will arm students with a basic knowledge of wave behaviour and propagation, together with techniques for their quantitative analysis and application to a range of physical systems. It will further provide a fundamental base from which to examine wave aspects of electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and solid state physics in subsequent courses.

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: PHYS1011 AND PHYS1013 AND PHYS1015 AND PHYS1022

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