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ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 312 - Optics (3)

Prerequisites: PHY 201  and PHY 202  (or PHY 107  and PHY 108 ), MTH 235 , MTH 335 MTH 337 , or permission.
A survey of geometric and physical optics. The course includes study of the nature of light, production and measurement of light, lenses, mirrors, lens systems, aberration theory, interference phenomena, optical interferometry, and diffraction phenomena. Experimental work in selected areas is performed. Completing the course allows the student to design simple optical systems, recognize limitations due to aberrations, analyze a variety of interference and diffraction phenomena using appropriate analytical and numerical techniques, and design and perform experiments in selected areas.