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Unit – I: Wave Theory of Light

  • History and Terminology ✔

    • History of Study of Light
    • Phenomenon Associated With Light
    • Visible and Non-Visible Spectra
    • Characteristics of Light
    • Sources of Light
    • Photometry
    • Terminology
  • Wave Theory of Light ✔

    • Newton’s Corpuscular Theory and its Limitations
    • Huygene’s Wave Theory Its Merits and Demerits.
    • Terminology
    • Types of Wavefronts
  • Huygene’s Principle and its Applications ✔

    • Construction of Spherical and Plane Wavefronts
    • Explanation of Reflection of Light
    • Explanation of Refraction of Light
  • Polarisation of Light  ✔

    • Transverse Nature of Light
    • Plane Polarisation of Light
    • Schematic Representation of Light
    • Terminology
    • Partial Polarization
    • Brewster’s Law
  • Polaroids ✔

    • Double Refraction
    • Nicol’s Prism
    • Polaroids
    • Uses of Polaroids