waves optics

WAVEs OPTICS: Waves Optics, is the branch of optics that studies interference, diffraction, polarization, and other phenomena for which the ray approximation of geometric optics is not valid. physics


  • waves & optics
  • wave phenomena
    • the nature of waves
    • interference & superposition
    • interfaces & barriers
  • sound
    • the nature of sound
    • intensity
    • doppler effect (sound)
    • shock waves
    • diffraction & interference (sound)
    • standing waves
    • beats
    • music & noise
  • physical optics
    • the nature of light
    • polarization
    • doppler effect (light)
    • cerenkov radiation
    • diffraction & interference (light)
    • thin film interference
    • color
  • geometric optics
    • reflection
    • refraction
    • spherical mirrors
    • spherical lenses
    • aberration

Optics includes a study of dispersion of light.
Optics is the branch of physics which involves the behavior and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it.[1] Optics usually describes the behavior of visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light. Because light is an electromagnetic wave, other forms of electromagnetic radiation such as X-rays, microwaves, and radio waves exhibit similar properties.