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PHYS.3380 Optics and Waves (Formerly 95.338)

Id: 008557 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Wave nature of light, mathematics of wave motion, electromagnetic theory of light propagation, reflection and refraction, Fresnel coefficients, polarization, interference, Young's experiment, fringe visibility and coherence, various interferometers, Newton's ring and applications, Fraunhofer diffraction by single and multiple apertures and diffraction gratings.


Pre-Req: PHYS 1440 Physics II with a 'C-' or higher, or Spring 2020 grade of 'P'.

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