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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 2202 [0.5 credit]

Wave Motion and Optics

Physical optics based on electromagnetic theory, oscillator model for dispersion, absorption, scattering, Huygen's principle, reflection and transmission as coherent scattering. Interference, coherence length, diffraction, polarization, double refraction. Geometrical optics.
Prerequisites: 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 1007 and MATH 1107, or MATH 1002 and MATH 1102.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours a week.

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