## Waves and optics simulationsOther CUPS Projects Astrophysics Simulations Classical Mechanics Simulations Electricity and Magnetism Simulations Modern Physics Simulations Nuclear and Particle Physics Simulations Quantum Mechanics Simulations Solid State Physics Simulations Thermal and Statistical Physics Simulations Waves and Optics Simulations is one volume in a series of nine book/software packages developed by the Consortium for Upper-Level Physics Software. CUPS is an international group of 27 physicists, all with extensive backgrounds in the research, teaching, and development of instructional software. The simulations included in this volume cover: Interference and Diffraction, Applications of Interference & Diffraction, Ray Tracing in Geometrical Optics, Fourier Analysis & Fourier Transforms, One Dimensional Chain, Wave Equation, Wave Equation and Other PDE's, and Electromagnetic Waves. These simulations include complex, often realistic, calculations of models of various physical systems. If desired, the user may also vary many parameters of the system, and interact with it in other ways, so as to study its behavior in real time. Source code has been provided for users who wish to modify programs. All of the programs are written in Borland/Turbo Pascal for MS-DOS. Minimum hardware requirement is an IBM-compatible 386-level machine with mouse and VGA color monitor. The disk(s) included in this package are 3.5???. |

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### Contents

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Fourier Analysis and Fourier Transforms | 23 |

The Wave Equation and Other PDEs | 53 |

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aberrations allows the user amplitude analysis graph angular aperture atoms boundary conditions button calculated chain coefficients contour plot cosine curve Default Settings detector discrete Fourier transform dispersion display distance effect eigenfunctions energy Fermat's principle fiber field fixed boundaries focal Fourier analysis Fourier series Fourier transform Fraunhofer diffraction frequency function Gaussian grid points harmonic hot key initial condition input screen interferometer Klein-Gordon Klein-Gordon equation lattice lens lower viewport mass maxima maximum menu item mode motion mouse number of points object optical path option oscillation parameters parser periodic boundary phase plane polarization position prism propagation pulse range ray tracing reflection refracting surface refractive index Run the program Run the simulation sample Schrodinger equation sine single slit slider slit width Snell's law solution spherical total internal reflection values velocity viewport shows wave equation waveform wavefunction wavelength zero