8.03 Physics III

Class Info

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.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Physics III site or on the 8.03 Stellar site.

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