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Waves in One Dimension
1.1 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
1.2 Sine Waves
1.3 Types of Waves
1.3.1 Ocean Surface Waves
1.3.2 Sound Waves
1.3.3 Light
1.4 Superposition Principle
1.5 Beats
1.6 Interferometers
1.6.1 The Michelson Interferometer
1.7 Thin Films
1.8 Math Tutorial — Derivatives
1.9 Group Velocity
1.9.1 Derivation of Group Velocity Formula
1.9.2 Examples
1.10 Problems
2.1 Math Tutorial — Vectors
2.2 Plane Waves
2.3 Superposition of Plane Waves
2.3.1 Two Waves of Identical Wavelength
2.3.2 Two Waves of Diﬀering Wavelength
2.3.3 Many Waves with the Same Wavelength
2.4 Diﬀraction Through a Single Slit
2.5 Two Slits
2.6 Diﬀraction Gratings
diﬀraction grating
2.7 Problems
3.4 Thin Lens Formula and Optical Instru-
3.5 Fermat’s Principle
3.6 Problems
4.1 Galilean Spacetime Thinking
4.2 Spacetime Thinking in Special Relativity
4.3 Postulates of Special Relativity
4.3.1 Simultaneity
4.3.2 Spacetime Pythagorean Theorem
4.4 Time Dilation
4.5 Lorentz Contraction
4.7 Problems
5.1 Waves in Spacetime
5.2 Math Tutorial – Four-Vectors
5.3 Principle of Relativity Applied
5.4 Characteristics of Relativistic Waves
5.5 The Doppler Eﬀect
5.7 Problems
6.1 Acceleration
6.2 Circular Motion
6.3 Acceleration in Special Relativity
6.4 Acceleration, Force, and Mass
6.5 Accelerated Reference Frames
6.6 Gravitational Red Shift
6.7 Event Horizons
6.8 Problems
Matter Waves
7.1 Bragg’s Law
7.2 X-Ray Diﬀraction Techniques
7.2.1 Single Crystal
7.2.2 Powder Target
7.3. MEANING OF QUANTUM WAVE FUNCTION 123
7.3 Meaning of Quantum Wave Function
7.4 Sense and Nonsense in Quantum Mechan-
7.5 Mass, Momentum, and Energy
7.5.1 Planck, Einstein, and de Broglie
7.5.2 Wave and Particle Quantities
7.5.3 Non-Relativistic Limits
7.5.4 An Experimental Test
7.6 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
7.7 Problems
8.1 Fundamental Principles of Dynamics
8.1.1 Pre-Newtonian Dynamics
8.1.2 Newtonian Dynamics
8.1.3 Quantum Dynamics
8.2 Potential Energy
8.2.1 Gravity as a Conservative Force
8.3 Work and Power
8.4. MECHANICS AND GEOMETRICAL OPTICS 141
8.4 Mechanics and Geometrical Optics
8.5. MATH TUTORIAL – PARTIAL DERIVATIVES 143
8.5 Math Tutorial – Partial Derivatives
8.6 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
8.7 Kinetic and Potential Momentum
8.8 Problems
Symmetry and Bound States
9.1 Math Tutorial — Complex Waves
9.2. SYMMETRY AND QUANTUM MECHANICS 157
9.2 Symmetry and Quantum Mechanics
9.2.1 Free Particle
9.2.2 Symmetry and Deﬁniteness
9.2.3 Compatible Variables
9.2.4 Compatibility and Conservation
9.2.5 New Symmetries and Variables
9.3 Conﬁned Matter Waves
9.3.1 Particle in a Box
9.3.2 Barrier Penetration
9.3.3 Orbital Angular Momentum
9.3.4 Spin Angular Momentum
9.4 Problems
Dynamics of Multiple Particles
10.1 Momentum and Newton’s Second Law
10.2 Newton’s Third Law
10.3 Conservation of Momentum
10.4 Collisions
10.4.1 Elastic Collisions
10.4.2 Inelastic Collisions
10.5 Rockets and Conveyor Belts
10.6 Problems
Rotational Dynamics
11.1 Math Tutorial — Cross Product
11.2 Torque and Angular Momentum
11.3 Two Particles
11.4 The Uneven Dumbbell
11.5 Many Particles
11.6 Rigid Bodies
11.7 Statics
11.8 Problems
Harmonic Oscillator
12.1 Energy Analysis
12.2. ANALYSIS USING NEWTON’S LAWS 207
12.2 Analysis Using Newton’s Laws
12.3 Forced Oscillator
12.4 Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscilla-
12.5 Problems
B.2 Verbatim Copying
B.4 Modiﬁcations
B.8 Translation
B.9 Termination
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