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Optics

PHYS420

An advanced course in geometric and wave optics. Topics covered include one- and three-dimensional wave equation, electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum, particle theory of light, reflection and refraction of waves at media boundaries, dispersion, geometric optics, fiber optics, interference effects, interferometry, diffraction and quantum electrodynamics, lasers. Prerequisite: Grade C or higher in PHYS 275 or permission of the instructor. Occasionally.