This course provides a basic introduction to the physics of mechanical waves. It begins with a study of the free, forced and damped harmonic oscillator and is followed by a study of discrete coupled oscillators in one dimension. This is used to derive the one-dimensional wave equation, which is used to study traveling and standing waves in continuous media. The course also provides an introduction to relevant mathematical concepts and methods, including complex numbers, partial derivatives, techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, and Fourier series. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. 05-09-2018-30-11-2018 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30AM - 11:20AM, School Sustainable Design Eng, Room 306