Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate 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.