Oscillations and Waves

Alexei Gilchrist

The classical theory for oscillations and waves at a second year university level.

The Lotka-Voltera equations. They are a simple simulation of the interaction of predators with prey and lead to oscillatory population dynamics.

Oscillatory behaviour is ubiquitous in Nature, and in particular the harmonic oscillator is one of the cornerstone models of physics. This material is used at Macquarie University in the unit phys201 Physics IIA where it forms the first half.

Status: In development. Missing many solved exercises and a few more articles.

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