PS 162: Introductory Spectroscopy

Course Number and Title: PS 162 (Introductory Spectroscopy)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: PS 54, PS 54.1

Course Description:
This course introduces undergraduate students to the basic principles and practical aspects of modern spectroscopy. The course covers the basic physics of spectroscopy, including absorption and emission of light, and optical instruments and techniques. Systems to be described include multi-electron atoms and diatomic molecules.

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