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Vibrations and waves in mechanical, electronic, and optical systems with an introduction to related mathematical methods such as functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis. Topics include free and driven oscillations, resonance, superposition, coupled oscillators and normal modes, traveling waves, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, interference, and diffraction. Physics 211f, a related laboratory half-course, is normally taken concurrently and is required for majors.