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PHYS 260 The Physics of Light and Colour

PHYS 260  The Physics of Light and Colour  Units: 3.00  

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 (36 Lecture, 72 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite PHYS 104 or PHYS 106 or PHYS 117 or PHYS 118 or BIOL 102 or BIOL 103 or CHEM 112 or GEOL 102 or GEOL 104 or GEOL 106 or GEOL 107 or PSYC 100.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

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