Waves and Waveguides: From Optics to Oceans


Contact: jaredrivera2314@gmail.com

Learning Objectives:  Simulations, Programming

Wave motion is pervasive in Physics and Astronomy, so being comfortable with the phenomena as well as its mathematical description is necessary for meaningful understanding of many physical processes. In this project we will investigate multiple types of waves in free space as well as in boundary-condition-enforced geometries (waveguides) through the analytic math, numerical solutions, and simulations. We’ll look at applications from the theory of wave optics to practical aspects of hydrology.