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PHY385H1
Introductory Optics

Official description

An introduction to physics of light. Topics covered include: electromagnetic waves, propagation of light; the Huygens and Fermat's principles; Geometrical optics and optical instruments; Interference of waves and diffraction; Polarization; Introduction to photons, lasers and optical fibers.

Prerequisite
PHY250H1, PHY254H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
ECE318H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            Peatross & Ware (https://optics.byu.edu/textbook.aspx) + instructor's notes
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY385H1
session
winter
year of study
3rd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: TF2 20P: PRA0101: M12-3
Course URL
https://q.utoronto.ca/co…
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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