OE171 - Holography and Photography

Fall Term 2015

General Information



Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD


CL106 (The Department Office)



Campus Box:


Office Hours:

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM   T  Th F
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM  M T Th F



Seeing the Light, David Falk, Dieter Brill and David Stork


Homework problems will be assigned in class at which time the due date will be given. Please show all of your work (this means to explain your answers when appropriate). Please write only on one side of the paper. You are encouraged to discuss the homework with your colleagues, however, you are required to prepare your own solutions.


There will be three in-class exams which will consist of short essay from topics listed on the provided study guide.



There will be a holography workshop that will be conducted in DL115 at various times this term.  The specific dates will be posted on the web site and announced in class as they become available.   Your participation in one of the workshops will count toward your final grade.


The final grade will be determined as follows:

Homework – 40%

Exams – 45%

Holography Experiment – 15%

Do not forget to take Exam #3 and to turn in all of the homework that you want me to grade before the end of Final Exams Week!!


Chapter 1

Fundamental Properties of Light

Chapter 2

Principles of Geometrical Optics

Chapter 3

Mirrors and Lenses

Exam #1

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Study Guide

Chapter 4

The Camera and Photography

Chapter 5

The Human Eye and Vision
Chapter 9 Color

Chapter 6

Optical Instruments

Exam #2

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Take the exam in the Learning Center sometime before the end of the day Friday, November 6, 2015!

Study Guide

Chapter 15 Section 4


Chapter 12

Wave Optics

Chapter 14


Exam #3

Take the exam in the Learning Center sometime before the end of the day Thursday, November 19, 2015!

Study Guide


Assignment #1 Chapter 1:   P1, P2, P3, P4, P17, P18
Due Monday, September 21, 2015
Assignment #2 Chapter 2:   P7, P8, P14, P19, P21, P23, P24, P26
Due Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Assignment #3 Chapter 3:   P6, P7, P13, P14
Due Monday, October 19, 2015
Assignment #4 Chapter 4:   P1, P2, P3a, P4, P9, P10
Due Monday, October 26, 2015
Assignment #5

Chapter 6:  P1, P4, List and describe the six types of telescopes

Due Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Assignment #6 Chapter 15:   P8, P9, P10
Due Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Assignment #7 Chapter 12:   P1, P3, P5, P14
Due Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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