Electromagnetic waves. Plane and spherical waves. Polarized waves.
Laws of geometrical optics. Simple optical elements.
Image formation. Optical devices. Aberration of optical systems.
Interference of light. Interferometers.
Diffraction of light: Fraunhofer, Fresnel. Elements of holography.
Interaction of light and matter. Fresnel's relations. Polarization of light.
Dispersion of light. Absorption of light. Scattering of light. Light sources.
Laws of thermal radiation. Quantization of radiation energy.
Photoelectric effect. Roentgen radiation. Compton effect.
Line atomic spectra. Bohr theory. Quantum numbers.
Elements of quantum theory. Wave behavior of particles. Wave function
Quantum states of atoms. Spectra. Stimulated emission. Lasers.
Structure of nucleus. Radioactivity. Nuclear reactions.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
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