• Unit 1: Mechanical Vibrations and Waves in Extended Objects

    In PHYS101, we learned how to describe the motion of particle-like masses using classical mechanics. We will start PHYS102 by examining how objects of size – length, width, depth – behave. We will focus on vibrating systems and the propagation of mechanical waves through media; think of ripples traveling outward from a stone dropped into water. This course will also lay the basic foundation for the development of a classical theory of mechanics for extended solids.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.

    • 1.1: Periodic Motion and Simple Harmonic Oscillators

    • 1.2: Vibrations

    • 1.3: Wave Motion

    • Unit 1 Assessment