* ELE 303 Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Wave Phenomena in Engineering
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:
Hayt and Buck, Engineering Electromagnetics
William C. Elmore and Mark A. Heald, Physics of Waves
R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei
and Particles, 2nd Ed.
Approximately 40 pages of reading and one problem set per week.
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 50%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103/105 and PHY 104/106; Concurrent enrollment in MAE 305 recommended if not taken previously..
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.
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