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Last approved: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:47:37 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:58:26 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Physics (PHYS)
Physical and Quantum Optics
Physical and Quantum Optics
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MATH 2233, MATH 2184 and MATH 3342; and PHYS 1023 or PHYS 1023W; for MATH 3342 an equivalent course may be substituted at the discretion of the instructor.
MATH 3343 - Partial Differential Equations


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PHYS 2163 - Physical and Quantum Optics
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Wave motion, electromagnetic aspects of light, dispersion of light in media, geometrical optics, polarization and optical properties of crystals, interference, diffraction, lasers, holography. Mathematical tools, including Fourier methods, developed as needed. The quantum description of light complements the classical description.
These are somewhat generic (but extremely important) skills that students should constantly be improving upon as they move through the physics curriculum. The student will be able to: •Apply the techniques and results of optics to real world problems •Effectively communicate problems and their solutions relevant to optics •Apply physics principles to novel situations
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CCAS - GCR: Natural Sciences

bradly (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:37:51 GMT): Rollback: Please provide syllabus and learning outcomes.
gharris (Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:24:32 GMT): Rollback: Please add statements on religious holidays, academic integrity, and support for students outside the classroom. (See email sent 9/29/15)
echacko (Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:57:05 GMT): Rollback: I am nitpicking a bit here - please use the current course designations, not PHYS 23 and 33 or 163. Since this is a 3000 level course, do you consider it an introductory course as is stated in the syllabus? Suggest you remove the term and year from the syllabus and if a more recent edition of the text is used, change that as well
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