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78: Optics, electromagnetic theory


Introduction

Optics, electromagnetic theory: the study of the propagation and evolution of electromagnetic waves, including topics of interference and diffraction. Besides the usual branches of analysis, this area includes geometric topics such as the paths of light rays.

History

Applications and related fields

For quantum optics, See 81V80 [Schematic of subareas and related areas]

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Subfields

Browse all (old) classifications for this area at the AMS.


Textbooks, reference works, and tutorials

Software and tables

Optics packages from the Computer Physics Communications program library.

SCATTERLIB Light Scattering Codes Library.

Electromagnetics from the Computer Physics Communications program library.

Electromagnetic Applications at NERSC

See also the Computational Electromagnetics group

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