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AS.171.309. Wave Phenomena with Biophysical Application. 4.0 Credits.

Introduction to wave phenomena, primarily through study of biophysical probes that depend on the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. Topics include Fourier Analysis; standing waves; sound and hearing; diffraction and crystallography; geometrical and physical optics – the physics of modern light microscopy; quantum mechanics – how living things absorb light; NMR and MRI. Occasional laboratory exercises are included.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed Lab Safety training prior to registering for this class.
Instructor(s): D. Reich
Area: Natural Sciences.