Fall 2013 not offered
The course will follow the trail of light from Newton's corpuscles to Einstein's relativity. The major theoretical landmarks are the wave-particle duality and the special theory of relativity. Along the way, we will examine the properties of light and our perceptions of light, including topics on color, vision, and art. The emphasis will be on principles, not problem solving (although there will be weekly problems).
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R. Baierlein, NEWTON TO EINSTEIN
Plus other readings TBA.
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Weekly homework assignments, three short papers (three pages each), and three in-class exams.
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