This course offers you with a unique set of problem solving skills needed to master the concepts of a particular topic in physics, Oscillations and Waves.
Usually considered as one of the hardest topics in Newtonian mechanics, this course will break down all the important concepts and show you how to solve a variety of problems that range from a difficulty level of very easy to extreme.
The course is designed in such a way, that you can always keep track of how much you have really understood from each video lecture. After every video lecture, there are review problems, to test your understanding of the lecture, and there are extra problem solving quizzes which force you to connect various concepts of physics.
Let's test your understanding of restoring forces and SHM basics
This video will teach you how to calculate the frequency of a linear harmonic oscillator like a spring. We will explore how the frequency is dependent on the features of the system like spring constant and the mass of the object attached
Check your understanding about how the properties of the spring system affect the frequency and time period of simple harmonic motion
In this section, we will first explore the springs in series. We will understand what is the effective spring constant, when springs are connected in series
Let's see if you have grasped the concept of springs in series
This short section covers the basics of springs connected in parallel
Some review problems on springs in Parallel
Some more problems on springs in series and parallel and time period calculations
Here is a little more practice on spring pulley system :)
Here is some practice quiz to calculate time period of some oscillating systems
Some more practice on deriving SHM equations :)
Even more practice, awesome huh? :P
Let's check your understanding on position functions shall we?
Let's do some review quiz on calculating velocities
Now comes the acceleration from position functions
Try solving one practice problem similar to the one solved in the lecture before you continue okay? :)
So let's consider some non standard position functions and check if they are SHM or not
Let's check your understanding of Energies shall we?
Note: Unless mentioned otherwise, for all the problems, choose the equilibrium position of the oscillation as the zero potential energy position.
Here we will understand what waves basically are. This is just a basic review and nothing advanced
Another basic problem, just to understand two important class of waves, the longitudinal waves and transverse waves
Here you will understand the connection between wavelength, frequency and velocity of the wave, and we will solve a problem in the next video
Hello there, I am Mahesh Shenoy, but you can call me Mashy
I am basically an electronics engineer, but I shifted branches from applied electronics to pure science - namely physics about 4 years ago. My passion for physics grew watching the famous Walter Lewin lectures on youtube, and I always had a thing for teaching. As a student I know exactly what makes lectures boring, and uninteresting. I have dedicated past few years to master physics and teaching. I would say I am quite pleased with where I stand
Whether you will be able to master concepts of physics, is something that only you can decide. I can promise you, if you hear me out, I ll make you love physics. I ll make you see physics in your everyday world, and your life will never remain the same!
Hi, I am Chaitra Amin, a technical assistant teacher for physics. I am here to help my college/friend Mahesh shenoy to build course content for various physics courses. I have been teaching since the past 4 years.
My field of research and interest has always been chemistry. Although I have not started doing any courses in chemistry yet, I will be beginning soon. In the mean time I hope you will enjoy all the courses uploaded by us in physics. And in case of any query feel free to drop a message.