Engineering Science A.S.
Course DescriptionUniv 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