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PHYS 2202 [0.5 credit] Wave Motion and Optics

Geometrical optics. Types of waves, vibrating string and the classical wave equation. General solutions for traveling waves. Superposition and interference, coherence, wave packets, waves in 2 and 3 dimensions. Propagation of electromagnetic waves. Light and physical optics, oscillator model for dispersion, diffraction, polarization, and refraction.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002, or PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004 (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008 are also acceptable provided a minimum average grade of B- is presented); plus MATH 1004 and MATH 1104, or MATH 1002 and MATH 1102, and MATH 2004.
Lectures three hours a week.


...from LAWS 2201 , LAWS 2202 ; 0.5 credit...MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC...