Professor Thomas Weinacht
Stony Brook University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Main Lab Telephone: (631) 632-4906
Department Fax: (631) 632-8176
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the Weinacht group
Ultrafast spectroscopy and coherent control

PHY 300: Waves and Optics

Fall 2015

Instructor Information:
Professor Thomas Weinacht - A-102 - (28163) - Thomas 'dot' Weinacht 'at' stonybrook.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm
TA:
Kevin Wood - B-119 - Kevin 'dot' Wood 'at' stonybrook.edu
Office Hours: Thurs 2:00-4:00pm
Christopher Hayes - D-123 - Christopher 'dot' R 'dot' Hayes 'at' stonybrook.edu
Office Hours: Fri 11:00am-12:00noon

Topics
Free Oscillations, Driven Oscillations and Resonance
Normal Modes for Coupled Oscillators and Continuous Media
Traveling Waves
Maxwell's Equations and Wave Equation for Light
Polarization, Reflection and Refraction
Coherence and Interference
Diffraction
Ray Optics
Gaussian Beams

Textbooks
Vibrations and Waves by A.P. French
Modern Optics by G.R. Fowles

Grading
Homework - 20%
Midterm Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 35%
Laboratory Work - 25%

Fourier Series Applets
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Problem Sets

(Due 09/09/2015)

French; Problems 1-1,1-2,1-5,1-6,2-1,2-2,2-3,2-4

(Due 09/14/2015)

French; Problems 3-1,3-2,3-3,3-13,3-18,4-3,4-5,4-10,4-13

(Due 09/21/2015)

French; Problems 4-16, 5-2, 5-4, 5-9, 5-10

(Due 10/05/2015)

French; Problems 6-1,6-2,6-6,6-11

(Due 10/12/2015)

French; Problems 6-12,6-14,7-1,7-2,7-3,7-4

(Due 10/19/2015)

French; Problems 7-5,7-6,7-8,7-9,7-16

(Due 11/02/2015)

Fowles; Problems 1.2,1.3,1.5,1.6

(Due 11/09/2015)

Fowles; Problems 2.8,2.10,2.12,2.16

(Due 11/16/2015)

Fowles; Problems 3.6,4.1 (see 4.9 and 4.20),4.5

(Due 11/23/2015)

Fowles; Problems 4.7,4.8,5.4,5.9,5.12,5.14

(Due 11/30/2015)

Fowles; Problems 10.5,10.6,10.7


Labs

Error Propagation Notes
Lab 1 (Performed Week of 09/07/2015)
Lab 2 (Performed Week of 09/14/2015)
Lab 3 (Performed Week of 09/21/2015)
Lab 4 (Performed Week of 09/28/2015)
Lab 5 (Performed Week of 10/12/2015)
Lab 6 (Performed Week of 10/19/2015)
Lab 7 (Performed Week of 11/02/2015)
Lab 8 (Performed Week of 11/09/2015)
Lab 9 (Performed Week of 11/16/2015)
Lab 10 (Performed Week of 11/23/2015)

Makeup labs will be performed in the last week of classes (week of Nov 30th)


Solutions

Solution 1
Solution 2
Solution 3
Solution 4
Solution 5
Solution 6
Solution 7
Solution 8
Solution 9
Solution 10
Solution 11

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