Apr 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHY 332 - Waves and Optics


4 credit(s)
A course on the mathematical description of waves with application to optics. Topics will include wave addition, an introduction to Fourier analysis, laws of geometric optics, image formation, optical systems, interference and diffraction, polarization, lasers, and an introduction to transform optics including holography. The laboratory component will include selected experiments in wave motion, geometric optics, and physical optics.
Offered: Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite(s): PHY 204  or PHY 242  with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisite(s): MATH 227 



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