Credit points: 15
On completion of this subject, students will be able to solve problems in classical optics, which will 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. Students are also provided with a simple research problem solvable by computational methods, and are expected to solve it individually, in consultation with demonstrators. The approach and results are summarised in a written report, This subject is available to postgraduate students as part of a group of electives which deepen their knowledge of physics and introduce research-related skills.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Approval from the Department of Physics adviser of studies.
Incompatible subjects PHY2SCA, PHY2SCB, PHY2OPT
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa
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.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|3 oral reports on laboratory activities||3|
|3 written reports on laboratory activities (1000 words each||7|
|3-hr end-of-semester exam (short-answer questions)||60|
|5 assignments comprising approx 5 pgs of mathematical solutions including diagrams where appropriate||20|
|Report on research problem (3000 words)||10|