Rice University
Physics of Waves and Optics Specialization
Rice University

Physics of Waves and Optics Specialization

Gain a deep understanding of the physics of light.. This specialization is equivalent to a one semester calculus-based optics course that will prepare you well for further coursework or independent study in science or engineering.

Taught in English

Jason Hafner

Instructor: Jason Hafner

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Specialization - 3 course series

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Intermediate level

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3 months at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • How to mathematically describe wave motion through a continuum.

  • How to describe lenses and image formation with geometrical optics.

  • How to understand the fundamental properties of light with physical optics.

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Specialization - 3 course series

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Intermediate level

Recommended experience

3 months at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 3 course series

What you'll learn

  • Learners will be prepared to evaluate real-world data regarding oscillators and wave motion.

  • Learners can solve complicated mathematical problems related to oscillators and waves.

  • Learners will be prepared for more advanced courses in physics.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Problem Solving
Category: Wave Motion
Category: Physics
Category: Oscillations

What you'll learn

  • Learners will be prepared to evaluate real-world data regarding light and its interactions with materials.

  • Learners can solve complicated mathematical problems related to light and its interactions with materials.

  • Learners will be prepared for more advanced courses in physics.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Electromagnetic Waves
Category: Problem Solving
Category: Physics
Category: Polarization

What you'll learn

  • Learners will be prepared to evaluate real-world data regarding optical devices

  • Learners can solve complicated mathematical problems related to optical interference, diffraction, and optical devices.

  • Learners will be prepared for more advanced courses in physics.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Problem Solving
Category: Physics
Category: Geometrical Optics
Category: Physical Optics

Instructor

Jason Hafner
Rice University
16 Courses35,353 learners

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