2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Aug 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 3520 - Physical Optics (with Lab)


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 term

Prerequisite: PHYS 3540 or instructor permission

NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4