University of Calgary

PHYS 375 - Introduction to Optics and Waves - Fall 2022

Geometrical Optics: lenses, mirrors, and other basic optical components. Wave motion. Description of light as a wave. Fermat's principle. Refraction, scattering, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Optical instruments (including telescopes and microscopes). Lasers and fibre optics if time allows.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3/2)


  • 3 units from Physics 211, 221 or 227; and Mathematics 267 or 277.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2023.
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