** Physics 334:** Radiation and Optics

last updated: April 28 2019

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__Announcements:__

following Monday at 9:00 AM. This is also the day the extra credit post-test will be given.

__Class
meeting
time:__
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.
Creech-Eakman,
Workman 357, X5809, michelle.creecheakman -at- nmt.edu

__Office hours:__

and will be gone several times. Generally Tuesday afternoons are the best times to catch me.

__Main books:__ *Electrodynamics, **
***and** *Introduction
to Optics, *3rd Ed., Pedrotti, Pedrotti and Pedrotti

Click here for a pdf copy of the syllabus.

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
level
of thinking that created them."

--Albert Einstein

I have other science quotes here if you are seeking inspiration.

__Detailed Lectures, Reading____ and homework assignments:__

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.