Fundamentals of Wave Physics

Course Number: 
SIO 202A
Course Description: 

This two-quarter sequence is designed to introduce a broad background of students to basic principles of wave physics, including generation, propagation, dispersion, refraction, diffraction, reflection, waveguides, etc. A variety of wave motions of environmental relevance, including acoustic, ocean surface and internal are used to illustrate these principles. In-class experiments, data collection, and analysis exercises are incorporated.

Prerequisites: 
calculus and partial differential equations.
Number of Units: 
4