||Explores modern developments in physics and applications of soft x-rays. Lectures will be geared toward both undergraduate and graduate students, with assignments appropriate to the student's status. Subject matter will include: generation of x-rays with laboratory tubes, synchrotrons, black-body radiation and laser-plasma sources. Concepts of coherence and partial coherence, with examples at visible wavelengths (ruby lasers and holograms). Techniques for the generation of partially coherent radiations at extreme ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths, including laser harmonics and mixing techniques, XUV lasers, and relativistic electrons interacting with periodic magnetic structures (undulators).