HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS 2 COURSE. ( SPH 3U1/SPH 4A1)
updated: April 2007
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In the previous physics course, we looked at refraction and geometric optics. Light behaved like a ray or beam of particles. Here we begin the transition from classical physics to modern/quantum physics. In this unit we will look at more unusual properties of light and see that the more we learn, the more complicated it gets. These bizarre characteristics of light lead to all sorts of important practical applications: lasers, LCDs, anti-reflection coatings, ...