**Victor W. Sparrow**

**February 23, 1997**

- Waves
- Introduction to Waves
- Waves are all around us.
- Waves on strings
- Sound waves in air
- Plane waves
- Waves in solids
- Wave equations
- Review of partial derivatives
- Factoring the 1-D wave equation
- Forward and backward wave solutions
- The 3-D wave equation for air.
- The 2-D wave equation for a membrane.
- Introduction to MATLAB
- Getting into and out of MATLAB
- MATLAB as a calculator
- Arrays in MATLAB
- Array calculations
- Plots of functions
- Dressing up your plots
- Reading and writing external files
- Visualizing wave equation solutions in MATLAB

- About this document ...

Tue Feb 25 21:24:33 EST 1997