PHY-125: Seeing the Light

An introductory course on many aspects of light.
The course will include discussion and classroom demonstrations of important aspects of light, shadows, reflection, light in nature (rainbows, mirages, etc.), lenses, image formation, reading glasses, photography (film, digital, f-numbers, etc.), the eye, perception, polarizing materials, where color comes from, color in nature, color mixing (lights and pigments), lasers, among other things.
The course is designed for anyone with an interest in the physical and natural worlds, but should be of particular interest to anyone who wants to better understand light, especially artists, photographers and those involved with lighting, e.g. theater lighting.  There will be many classroom demonstrations.  Lecture attendance will be important. Prerequisite: familiarity with elementary high school geometry and algebra is recommended.  (Gen.Ed. PS)

Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 
none
Corequisites: 
none
Semester(s) offered: 
Fall
GenEd: PS

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Fall 2017 Heath Hatch
TuTh 1:00-2:15
HAS 134
Fall 2016 Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00-2:15
HAS 134
Fall 2015 Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00-2:15
HAS 134
Fall 2014
01
Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00-2:15
HAS 134
Fall 2013
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00-2:15
HAS 134
Fall 2012
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00
HAS 134
Fall 2011
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00
HAS 134
Fall 2010
1
Robert Hallock
TuTh 1:00
HAS 134
Fall 2009
1
TuTh 1:00
HAS 134
Fall 2008
1
TuTh 1:00
HAS 134