203-NYC-05, Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
Topics include: simple harmonic motion, damping; resonance, definition and properties of waves, application to sound and matter waves, and application to electromagnetic waves. Geometrical optics (laws of lenses, mirrors, and optical instruments) and physical optics (interference and diffraction). In the Modern Physics portion, topics chosen from the following: Special Relativity (postulates, space-time, mass-energy), Quantum Physics (origin and development), Nuclear Physics (radioactivity, fission, fusion), and Elementary Particles.