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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHYS 12500 - Light and Color

This course is an introduction to the phenomena associated with electromagnetic waves having visible wavelength, i.e., light. Topics will include characteristics of light, optical instruments such as telescopes and cameras, rainbows, human seeing, color and color mixing, lasers, Polaroid lenses, and tricks with mirrors. The course will emphasize phenomenological and conceptual consideration of these topics using many demonstrations and activities. This course is intended for non-science majors.

Cr. 3.