PHY132S Waves - Class 5 - Monday January 19 2009

Today we began Chapter 22 - Wave Optics. We talked about §22.1 and almost finished our discussion of §22.2.


As usual, here are links to the PowerPoint and and Journal we used in class today.

Side Screen PowerPoint as pdf
Journal as pdf (Con Hall only)

Supplementary Course Note

As announced, the mathematical details of diffraction discussed in §22.4 and §22.5 have been dropped from the syllabus. However some qualitative aspects of diffraction will be required for our purposes. The link to the right opens a small Supplementary Note I have prepared on this topic. It is in html format, and will open in a separate tab/window.

We covered some of this material in class today, and will finish the discussion on Wednesday.