Physics 334: Radiation and Optics last
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#3 will be an in-class test on Coherence, Lasers and Interference on
Tuesday, April 30. The comprehensive final is the
following Monday at 9:00 AM. This is also the day the extra credit post-test will be given.
T/Th 12:30-1:45 Workman 310
HW: Due in Workman Office (357) or Physics mailbox by 4:30 pm on day of assignment
Contact Info: M.
Workman 357, X5809, michelle.creecheakman -at- nmt.edu
Office hours: Office hours posted on the dooror by appt. (email me at above address) -- note I have a heavy travel schedule this semester
and will be gone several times. Generally Tuesday afternoons are the best times to catch me.
Main books:Electrodynamics, 4rd edition, GriffithsandIntroduction
to Optics, 3rd Ed., Pedrotti, Pedrotti and Pedrotti
CLICK HERE for a PDF copy of the instructions for the paper.
Quote for thought:
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the
of thinking that created them."
I have other science quotes here if you are seeking inspiration.
Detailed Lectures, Reading and homework assignments:
Jan 15: Syllabus and questionnaries. HW #1 coming out. Jan 17: Short class -- starting Ch 8. Jan 22: Optics pre-test. Reading Summary Ch 8 Due. Prof AWOL. Ms. Baylis-Aguirre covering. Jan 24: More conservation principles. HW #1 Due. Jan 29: Conservation examples Start EM waves. Reading Summary Ch 9, Sec 1-3 Due. Jan 31: More waves. Boundary Conditions. HW #2 Due. Feb 5: Wave interactions with media. Absorption and dispersion. Reading Summary Ch 9 Sec 4-5 & Ch 10 and ExCr Assignment Due. Feb 7: More absorption with conductors, skin depth. Feb 12: EM waves example. Paper Assignment coming out.HW #3 Due Feb 14: Start gauge theory & retarded pot'ls. Feb 19: More potentials and gauges. Feb 21: Finish potentials. Start radiation. HW #4 Due Feb 26: Test #1 -- in class exam. Ms. Baylis-Aguirre will give it. Feb 28: Radiation of electric dipole. Mar 5: Radiation of magnetic dipole. Questions for RS for Ch 11 due. Mar 7: Radiation of arbitrary sources and radiation reaction. HW #5 Due. Mar 12: Finish Griffiths. Start optics. Mar 14: More optics discussions. HW #6 Due. March 18-22 -- Spring Break -- No classes Mar 26: More geometric optics. Mar 28: Prisms and devices. Apr 2: Devices, polarization, coherence. Questions & RS for Ch 3, part 4, part 5, and all 6 due. (See handout.) Apr 4: Lasers. HW #7 Due. Test #2 Coming out - Ch 10&11 Gr/Ch 1-3 P3. Apr 9: More lasers. Apr 11: Laser problems. Start interference. Test #2 due. Apr 16: Interference Questions and RS for Ch 7&8 due. Apr 18: Interferometry & some demos. HW #8 Due. Apr 23: Diffraction and gratings. Questions and RS for CH 11&12 due. Apr 25: Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction. HW #9 Due. Apr 30: Test #3 in class - Coherence, Lasers and Interference.Last day of class.Professor AWOL - Ms. Baylis-Aguirre will give it. May 9 - Final papers due. Final at 9:00 AM. Extra credit post-test given. May 2-8 Finals week FINALS WEEK -- FINAL is Monday, May 6 at 9 AM in our regular classroom. Comprehensive
Final -- all previous topics are fair game. If you are unsure if
you qualify based on previous exam scores, to skip the final come chat
with me. It will be 1/3 new material, 2/3rds review and you may bring one page, both sides, to the final.