Introductory optical and chemical microscopy for forensic analysis; fundamental theory of microscopy; physical properties of materials (refractive index, density, etc.); basic topics in optics (electromagnetic radiation, refraction, reflection, interference, etc.); operation, varieties, and capabilities of optical and chemical microscopes; applications in analysis of physical features and chemical compositions of trace evidence such as hair, fiber, fabric, and minerals. Offered spring only.
Chemistry Department, "FOR416" (2020). Curriculum Proposals. 577.