OPTICS

PHY2OPT

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

On completion of this subject, students will be able to solve problems in classical optics, which provide a basis for further study in physics, engineering or another science. They will be able to use the essential apparatus in a physics laboratory to take and analyse measurements, and understand the vocabulary and concepts of classical optics. The topics covered include geometrical optics, optical systems, diffraction, interference and wave propagation in media. Students will conduct three experimental investigations related to these topics. This subject and the subjects PHY2MOD and PHY2EMM together constitute a mainstream course in physics at the second-year level. Knowledge and competence in the material presented in PHY1SCA, PHY1SCB, MAT1CNS or MAT1NLA and MAT1CLA or MAT1CDE is assumed.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHY1SCA and PHY1SCB and MAT1CNS or MAT1NLA and MAT1CLA or MAT1CDE, or equivalent, or approval from the Department of Physics adviser of studies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY2SCA, PHY20SCI, PHY21SCA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Optics, 3rd EditionPrescribedPedrotti, Frank L., and Pedrotti, Leno SPEARSON, 2006

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Assignments20
Exam60
Labs20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Assignments20
Exam60
Labs20