NSCI 619 takes optics as its central theme, from the ideas of ancient Greek and medieval Islamic philosophers, to the quantum theory of light and matter. Along the way, questions both practical (how does a magnifying mirror work?) and deep (what is light, really?) are considered. Experimental work includes explorations of pinholes, reflection, refraction, polarization, diffraction, scattering, electromagnetism, phosphorescence, and optical phenomena in the sky.
Admission to the Master of Professional Natural Sciences program.
This course can be applied towards:
Lab kits are essential to the learning experience of this course. To assure you receive your lab kit via mail in time for the beginning of the course, please register early.
International students, please register at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If you are an international student and attempting to register within 6 weeks of the course start date, please contact Lynne Judish at Lynne.Judish@colostate.edu for further instructions.”