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    Macalester College
  Feb 17, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 334 - Optics

Principles of optics and wave phenomena, including the fundamental properties of light, geometrical optics, polarization, interference and diffraction. Laboratory includes basic optical experiments and an independent project. Recent independent projects have included: holography, fiber-optics communications, microwave optics and telescope building. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227  or consent of instructor. Alternate years. (4 Credits)