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Waves and Optics (PHYS211)

Basic concepts of wave physics, mechanical/acoustical waves: superposition, standing waves, beats, Doppler effect. Electromagnetic waves and optics: reflection, refraction, dispersion, phase and group velocity, Geometrical optics, optical instruments. Polarization, optical activity, birefringence. Interference. Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction. Holography. Examples of radiation sources.

Credit: 3

Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2

Lab (hrs/week): 0

Tutorial (hrs/week): 2

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