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.
Lectures three hours a week.
...from LAWS 2201 , LAWS 2202 ; 0.5 credit...MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC...