Radiation and Optics|
Fall 2014 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [PHYS324 or PHYS524]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
David J. Griffiths, INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRODYNAMICS, 4th Ed.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly homework assignments, 2 exams, and a final project (presentation and short report)