ADVANCED OPTICS

PHY5OPA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Approval from the Department of Physics adviser of studies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY2SCA, PHY2SCB, PHY2OPT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulius Orwa

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%
3 oral reports on laboratory activities3
3 written reports on laboratory activities (1000 words each7
3-hr end-of-semester exam (short-answer questions)60
5 assignments comprising approx 5 pgs of mathematical solutions including diagrams where appropriate20
Report on research problem (3000 words)10