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PHYS 237. Classical Physics for Geosciences

Department: Physics
Description: Simple harmonic motion, properties of waves, dispersion relations, and wave propagation characteristics. Basic electronics including voltage, current, resistance and capacitance, power supplies, diodes, and transistors.
Prerequisites: MATH 221 and PHYS 234
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify basic electronic components and explain how they are used in simple circuits.
2. Formulate dispersion relations for wave motion in simple geophysical systems.
3. Calculate phase speeds and group velocities to identify dispersive and non-dispersive waves.

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