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Radiation and Optics
PHYS 325
Fall 2017 not offered
Crosslisting: PHYS 525

In this course, you will have the opportunity to apply your electrodynamics knowledge to explore electromagnetic waves and optics, radiation, and a bit of relativistic electrodynamics. You will get to relate these topics to a wide variety of recent physics research, such as invisibility cloaks, metamaterials with negative index of refraction, stopping and storing light in atomic gases, polarization of the cosmic microwave background, and the optical properties of bird feathers and iridescent butterfly wings. The goal is for you to leave this course with a deeper understanding and appreciation for electrodynamics and its applications.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [PHYS324 or PHYS524]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-20-2024
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