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PC 151 - The Science of Light, Optics and Vision

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PC 151 is a non-science major course suitable for all students. It has particular application for students in photography, art and other studies where knowledge of light and color are used. The course looks at the nature, behavior and measurement of light. The course topics will include lenses and mirrors, vision and perception, color, and wave properties of light. The course requires a minimum amount of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, though scientific notation is also discussed and used. PC 151 is offered evenings in the Winter semester at least every second year. Recommended Skills: Recommended Skills: High school algebra skills will be used occasionally in the course. The course includes many calculations using numbers in scientific notation. Though students will get plenty of practice on their calculating skills, it is best if they already feel comfortable handling numbers. The textbook is written at a level that requires college reading skills. Four hours lecture/two hours lab.



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