This
note covers the following topics: introduction to vibrations and waves: simple
harmonic motion, harmonically driven damped harmonic oscillator, coupled
oscillators, driven coupled oscillators, the wave equation, solutions to the
wave equation, boundary conditions applied to pulses and waves, wave equation
in 2D and 3D, time-independent fourier analysis, fourier analysis with
traveling waves, dispersion, electromagnetic wave equation, plane polarized EM
waves, dipole radiation, EM waves meet conductors, transmission lines , EM
waves meet dielectrics, interference, interference from multiple sources,
diffraction, diffraction + interference, diffraction gratings.

**Author(s):** Prof.
Nergis Mavalvala and Prof. Thomas Greytak

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