PH-431: Calculus Optics
Course, prefix, number, & title: PH-431 Calculus Optics
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 1 class hour, 2 recitation hours
Pre-requisites (if any): PH-201 or PH-411, MA-441
Co-requisites (if any): PH-231 and MA-442
Course Description in college catalog:
The theory of diffraction and its applications to modern optics. Maxwell’s equations in differential form with solutions for plane refraction. Propagation of electromagnetic radiation and Poynting’s vector. Gain in laser mediums. Modulation of lasers. Calculus used throughout.
The department advises students who anticipate transferring into a Bachelor’s degree program in Photonics or Engineering to take PH-413 and MA-443 with or before this course.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
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