HPS/H 170

History of Light from Antiquity to the 20th Century

9 units (3-0-6)  |  second, third terms
Prerequisites: Ph 1 abc, and Ph 2 abc (may be taken concurrently).
A study of the experimental, mathematical, and theoretical developments concerning light, from the time of Ptolemy in the 2nd century A.D. to the production of electromagnetic optics in the 20th century. Not offered 2021-2022.
Instructor: Buchwald

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