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Fall 2006-2007
* ELE 303  

Wave Phenomena in Engineering

Ravindra N. Bhatt
Jason W. Fleischer

This course covers a unified treatment of wave phenomena in engineering physics, with examples from materials science, optics, and quantum mechanics. Specific topics include mechanical and acoustic waves, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, wave-particle duality and Schrodinger's equation, dispersion, diffraction, and interference. Reflection and refraction from boundaries, guided waves, transmission lines, and waves in periodic/photonic structures will also be covered.

Sample reading list:
Stephen Nettel, Wave Physics, 3rd Ed.
David K. Cheng, Field and Work Electromagnetics 2nd Ed.
R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids Nuclei,
and Particles, 2nd Ed.
H.J. Pain, The Physics of Vibrations and Waves

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 40 pages of reading and one problem set per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 50%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103 and 104 or PHY 105 and 106; MAE 305 recommended as prerequisite or co-requisite..

Other information:
This course will be accepted in lieu of ELE 351 for current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It will also be accepted as a concentration, or breadth requirement for ELE majors who have not previously taken ELE 342, or ELE 351.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22050 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Engineering Quad A-Wing   A224   Enrolled:4 Limit:30
22430 C01 TBA        Enrolled:4 Limit:30