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PHYS 333. Optics

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Refraction, geometrical optics, optical instruments, diffraction, interference, polarization, and other aspects of physical optics.
Prerequisites: MATH 222, PHYS 235
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze geometrical optics problems with geometry and paraxial approximation.
2. Derive and apply equations of wave optics in interference, diffraction, reflection, polarization and optical gratings.
3. Analyze geometrical optics and polarization problems with matrix method.
4. Perform geometrical optics, diffraction and reflection experiments and analyze result.
5. Analyze line spectra with prism spectrometer.
6. Construct an interferometer and analyze properties of lab lasers.

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