8.03 Physics III


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Mechanical vibrations and waves; simple harmonic motion, superposition, forced vibrations and resonance, coupled oscillations, and normal modes; vibrations of continuous systems; reflection and refraction; phase and group velocity. Optics; wave solutions to Maxwell's equations; polarization; Snell's Law, interference, Huygens's principle, Fraunhofer diffraction, and gratings.

This class has 18.02, and 8.02 as prerequisites.

8.03 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by Y-J. Lee.

Lecture occurs 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 6-120.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 8.03 was rated 5.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Class Page site or on the 8.03 Stellar site.

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