PH4513/6513 - Intermediate Optics

Catalog Data

Three hours lecture. Geometrical optics and physical optics.

Prerequisites By Topic

PH 1123 or PH 2233 AND MA 2733(Calculus 3)


To provide the student with a thorough introduction to a wide range of optics topics so that the student will be prepared to read intelligently from optics media and calculate important basic geometrical and wave optics.

Topics Covered

  1. The Mathematics of Wave Motion
  2. EM Theory, Photons, and Light
  3. The Propagation of Light
  4. Geometrical Optics-Paraxial Theory
  5. The Superposition of Waves
  6. Polarization
  7. Interference
  8. Diffraction