# [Free] Introduction To Waves: Oscillatory Motion

Study the motion of an object with a linear restoring force: Simple Harmonic Motion – Free Course

### What you’ll learn

• Identify objects undergo simple harmonic motion (with linear restoring force)
• Find the solutions to SHM from Newton’s 2nd law
• Describe the evolution of displacement, velocity, and acceleration of an object undergoes SHM
• Study the motion in simple pendulum, circular motion, and vertical oscillations
• Describe and calculate the energy involved in SHM as a function of time or position

### Requirements

• Familiar with Calculus 1 (limits and derivatives)
• Familiar with Mechanics (kinematics and dynamics)
• If you have some experience with Calculus 2 (integrals), that will definitely be helpful, but it’s not absolutely necessary.

### Description

HOW THIS COURSE WORK:

This course, Introduction to Waves: Oscillatory Motion, includes the first section you will learn in Waves and Optics, including video, notes from whiteboard during lectures, and practice problems (with solutions!). I also show every single step in examples and proofs. The course is organized into the following topics:

• Introduction to Oscillatory Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)

• Solutions to SHM

• Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration Functions in SHM

• Simple Pendulum

• Energy in SHM

• SHM and Circular Motion

• Vertical Oscillations

CONTENT YOU WILL GET INSIDE EACH SECTION:

Videos: I start each topic by introducing and explaining the concept. I share all my solving-problem techniques using examples. I show a variety of math issue you may encounter in class and make sure you can solve any problem by yourself.

Notes: In each section, you will find my notes as downloadable resource that I wrote during lectures. So you can review the notes even when you don’t have internet access (but I encourage you to take your own notes while taking the course!).

Assignments: After you watch me doing some examples, now it’s your turn to solve the problems! Be honest and do the practice problems before you check the solutions! If you pass, great! If not, you can review the videos and notes again.

THINGS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

HIGHLIGHTS:

#1: Downloadable lectures so you can watch the videos whenever and wherever you are.

#2: Downloadable lecture notes so you can review the lectures without having a device to watch/listen.

#3: One problem set at the end of the course (with solutions!) for you to do more practice.