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Goals: To introduce students to the study of optical phenomena interpreted in terms of a wave theory of light. Content: Mathematical description of waves and how these waves interact with matter. Theories are developed to explain interference diffraction and polarization and are used as a basis for measurements in the laboratory. Taught: Alternate years, Spring. Prerequisite: PHYS 1240 and MATH 3320. NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course. Credits: 4
Rundquist, Andrew, "PHYS3520-PD.Physical Optics.Sp16.Rundquist,Andrew" (2016). Syllabi. 7045.