Module Identifier  PH02010  
Module Title  INTRODUCTION TO OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES  
Academic Year  2007/2008  
Coordinator  Mr Barry Henley  
Semester  Semester 2  
Other staff  Mr Barry Henley  
PreRequisite  GCSE Mathermatics and Science or equivalent  
CoRequisite  None  
Mutually Exclusive  Not available to students on 3 year BSc (hons) or 4 year MPhys Schemes  
Course delivery  Lecture  20 Hours.  
Seminars / Tutorials  3 Hours. Tutorial.  
Assessment 

Periodic motion: period and frequency
Simple harmonic motion: velocity, acceleration
Examples of simple harmonic oscillators
Energy of simple harmonic oscillator
Qualitative ideas on damped oscillation, forced oscillation and resonance (if time allows)
Waves:
Definitions of wave parameters
Graphical and mathematical representations of waves
Superposition of waves, standing waves, Doppler effect, beats
Qualitative descriptions of reflection, refraction, dispersion, interference, diffraction and polarisation
Introduction to light waves including Young's twoslit experiment
This module is at CQFW Level 3