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School of Science, Technology and Health Studies

Dean: Joseph H. Bularzik
Phone: (315) 684-6079

Course Description

Univ Physics IV (Optics)

Optics, including the nature and propagation of electromagnetic waves, Huygen’s principle, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction and polarization. Topics from modern physics include special relativity, the wave-particle duality, atomic structure, the Bohr model, energy levels, spectra, elementary quantum mechanics, structure of the nucleus, radioactivity, nuclear reactions and reactors, and elementary particles. Prerequisite: PHYS 158 Pre- or Co-requisite: MATH 262 4 credits (3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science


Robert Milano
(315) 684-6278
Galbreath Hall, Room 108

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Admissions Requirements

High School Preparation: Required:  minimum high school average of B,  four units of  defined  math to include pre-calculus and three units of defined  science including chemistry.  Desired: one additional unit each of defined math, physics and biology.