Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

The Physics of Light and Colour (PHYS 260)

Course Information:

Instructor: Prof. Courteau
Next Session: Winter 2017

Prerequisites: PHYS104, PHYS106,  PHYS117, PHYS118, BIOL102, BIOL103, CHEM112, GEOL102, GEOL104, GEOL106, GEOL107 or PSYC100

Description:

Students will develop an appreciation for the physical and chemical processes that control light and colours. Students will learn the basic principles of  light emission and propagation, image formation, the workings of optical devices and detectors, colour theory and colour perception, colour in art, colour in nature, and colours in astronomy.

Learning Hours: 108(36L; 72P)

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