Meeting Date and topics:

Date                 Topic
1/18        Various waves in nature
1/20        Review of Hydrodynamics
1/25        Review of Hydrodynamics
1/27        Airy’s linear water wave theory
2/01        Airy’s linear water wave theory
(hw #1)
2/03        Airy’s linear water wave theory 
2/08        Various applications of the linear water wave theory
2/10        Various applications of the linear water wave theory
(hw #2)
2/15        Group velocity, shoaling, and breaking waves
2/17        Group velocity, shoaling, and breaking waves
(Lab Demo)
2/22        Group velocity, shoaling, and breaking waves

2/24        Prelim I (in class)
2/29        Wave reflection, refraction, and diffraction (hw #3)
3/02        Wave reflection, refraction, and diffraction 
3/07        Finite amplitude wave theory
3/09        Finite amplitude wave theory
3/14        Spring Break - No Class
3/16        Spring Break - No Class
3/21        Dr. Chang Out of Town - No Class
3/23        Long waves
(hw #4)
3/28        Long waves + Applications (wave forces, sediment transport, etc.)
3/30        Applications (wave forces, sediment transport, etc.)
4/04        Fundamentals of probability and statistics

4/05        Prelim II (7:00 - 8:15pm)
4/06        Fundamentals of probability and statistics (hw #5)
4/11        Statistics of ocean waves, and wave height distribution 
4/13        Statistics of ocean waves, and wave height distribution
4/18        Fourier series, time series, and spectral analysis
4/20        Uni- and multi-directional random seas
(hw #6)
4/25        Wave prediction 
4/27        Wave prediction + Selection of design waves
5/05        Final Exam (12:30 - 2:30pm)

Note: Each exam covers the topics with the same color