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LESSON PLAN PHY534

COURSE NAME : WAVES AND OPTICS (PHY534)


CREDIT HOURS : 3
CONTACT HOURS : LECTURE (3 HRS/WEEK)
LECTURER : DR. ZURIANTI BINTI ABD RAHMAN ( 019-399 3396 )
OFFICE : 406E, BLOK D (SUG) FSG

CONTENT WEEK ASSESSMENT


1) Simple Harmonic Motion 1
• Introduction
• Mass-spring system
• Phase angle
 Mass-spring system (Energy – cases without 2 QUIZ 1
friction)
 Damped Oscillation
 Resonance and Forced oscillation
 Simple pendulum
 Physical Pendulum and Rotational Inertia
2) Mechanical Waves 3
• Waves (types of waves)
• Mechanical waves, Wave functions
• Transverse speed
• Wave speed
• Tension in the string 4 QUIZ 2
• Application (examples)
• Reflection and transmission of waves

3) Sound Waves 5 QUIZ 3


• Sound waves (Longitudinal)
• Propagation, intensity of periodic sound waves

4) Superposition and Standing waves 6 TEST 1


• Superposition principle
• Interference of sound waves
• Phasor addition of waves

 Standing waves in a stretched string 6 SUBMIT ASGNMENT 1


 Standing waves in an air columns,
 Beats
5) Electromagnetic Waves 7
• E-M Waves, Maxwell’s Equations
• Poynting vector, radiation pressure, energy and
momentum

6) The nature of light and Laws of geometric optics 8 QUIZ 4


• Light, Reflection and Refraction
• Fermat’s Principle
• Huygen’s Principle
• Total internal reflection
• Dispersion and prism

MID-SEMESTER BREAK

7) Geometric optics 9 TEST 2


• Images formed by reflection
o Plane mirrors
o Spherical mirrors
 Images formed by refraction
o Spherical surface

o Lenses 10 QUIZ 5
o Magifier, The compound microscope,
Telescope

8) Interference of Light Waves 11


• Interference by Division of Wave Front
• Young’s Double Slit Experiment
• Intensity Distribution of the Double-slit Interference

 Multi slits 12 TEST 3


 Phasor Addition of E-Fields Intensity
 Change of phase due to reflection SUBMIT ASGMNT 2
 The Michelson Interferometer

9) Diffraction 13 QUIZ 6
• Interference by Diffraction of Amplitude
• Interference in thin film
• Newton’s Ring
• Diffraction, Single-slit Diffraction
• Diffraction Grating, x-ray diffraction

Revision 14

METHOD OF EVALUATION
FINAL EXAM : = 50 %
3 TESTS : 3 X 10% = 30 %
6 QUIZZESS : THE BEST 5 X 2% = 10 %
2 ASSIGNMENT : 2 X 5% = 10 %