This seminar requires hands-on work. We will carry out a series of
experiments with light. The experiments will reveal familiar and strange
aspects of the nature of light. Discussions will focus on interpreting the
observations and finding applications. We will explore the limits of simple
optical instruments, image processing, interferometry, holography, fiber optics,
and some quantum weirdness.
- Marianne Breinig (Physics)
Office: 202 Nielsen Physics Bldg.
Office Hours: MTF
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, W 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Phone: (865) 974-7842
- Class Structure:
- Students meet Thursday, 11:10 AM - 12:25 PM in room 511/512 of the
Nielsen Physics Building. There are 10 class periods and each class
period focuses on the material presented in a web based module. Students
should read through each of the web-based class module before the
associated class period. In class, students will experiment in groups,
help with demonstrations, and engage in discussions.
Attendance is required.
- Students are expected to hand in a minimum of 5 short laboratory
report and comment on what they have learned from the experiment.