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PHYS 4414
Optics
Class hours: 3
Lab hours: 3
Semesters Available: Spring
Years Available: Even
A mathematically rigorous treatment of electromagnetic theory, leading to wave solutions of the Maxwell equations; the propagation, reflection and refraction of light; geometrical optics including mirrors, lenses, and optical instruments; physical optics including polarization, interference, and diffraction of light; and an introduction to Fourier optics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2023 and MATH 2013.



2 programs require this course.
No courses require this as a prerequisite or corequisite.