Heat, Vibration and Waves - PHS 206

Introduction to thermodynamics: Kinetic Theory, Zeroth, First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. Vibrations: Simple Harmonic Motion, Damped and Forced Oscillators, Coupled Oscillators and Normal modes, Damped and Forced Coupled Oscillators. Waves: Mechanical waves as a chain of coupled oscillators, harmonic waves, Fourier combination of waves. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.