MATH35012, Wave Motion
Revision before you begin
As with most level 3/4 applied courses, this material makes heavy use of
vector calculus, linear PDEs and methods for ODEs. Before starting this
course you might wish to review:
Some very basic things that should be trivial at this level.
You do not need to have done any 'fluid mechanics' courses before.
Material will be posted here as the course progresses.
|Example sheet 1, week 2|
|Example sheet 2, week 3|
|Example sheet 3, weeks 4 and 5|
|Example sheet 4, week 6|
|Example sheet 5, week 7|
|Water waves revision quiz, week 8|
|Example sheet 6, weeks 9 and 10|
These questions are optional, and a little harder.
Coursework will be made available here during the semester.
Coursework is due by Wednesday March 26th (week 9). It is worth 20 percent of the final mark.
Results of the coursework test are available as a text file below. The marks are out of 20, and ordered by student ID number. Feedback will be given in the support classes.
Solutions to example sheets will be posted here as the course progresses.
|Solutions to sheet 1|
|Solutions to sheet 2|
|Solutions to sheet 3|
|Solutions to sheet 4|
|Solutions to sheet 5|
|Solutions to week 8 revision quiz|
|Solutions to sheet 6|
Lecture material will be made available here as the course progresses.
|Chapter 1, Wave Kinematics|
|Chapter 2, Waves on Elastic Strings|
|Chapter 3, Water Waves|
|Chapter 4, Sound Waves (up to week 10)|
Other support material/animations:
|Handout: 1D wave equation and Fourier series.|
|Group velocity: Rayleigh's explanation|
|Group velocity: Wave packets|
|Key formulae to have memorised|
Getting help with this course
Feel free to ask about any material during the weekly problems class. If you cannot resolve your problem in this way, feel free to discuss it with me at the end of a lecture, email me for an appointment, or come along to my office hour during the semester.
Sample examination paper
Past papers are available.
Examination feedback to students last year
Feedback on the most recent examination paper (May 2013) is available.
Student feedback from last year
Comment forms from academic year (2011-2012).
Using this material
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