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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH4513/6513 - Intermediate Optics

CATALOG DATA:
Three hours lecture. Geometrical optics and physical optics.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
PH 1123 or PH 2233 AND MA 2733(Calculus 3)
OBJECTIVES:
To provide the student with a thorough introduction to a wide range of optics topics so that the student will be prepared to read intelligently from optics media and calculate important basic geometrical and wave optics.
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. The Mathematics of Wave Motion
  2. EM Theory, Photons, and Light
  3. The Propagation of Light
  4. Geometrical Optics-Paraxial Theory
  5. The Superposition of Waves
  6. Polarization
  7. Interference
  8. Diffraction
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