Physics 340 - Light and Optics

Pictures of Galaxy M100 with Hubble's Old and New Optics

Spring 2012

Tuesday and Thursday 9:20 – 10:35 AM Darwin 37
An examination of the properties of light from geometric and physical optics perspectives. Topics include: ray optics, refraction, diffraction, coherence, interference, and polarization. The course will present Fermat's principle, Huygen's principle and Fourier optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 314 or 325.

Syllabus

physics_340.pdf

Lecture notes and other course materials for currently enrolled students

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