OE171 - Holography and Photography

Fall Term 2015

General Information



Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD





Campus Box:


Office Hours:

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM   M 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%

The holography session will be scheduled later this term.


Chapter 1

Fundamental Properties of Light

Chapter 2

Principles of Geometrical Optics

Chapter 3

Mirrors and Lenses

Exam #1

Tuesday, October 13, 2008

Study Guide

Chapter 4

The Camera and Photography

Chapter 5

The Human Eye and Vision

Chapter 6

Optical Instruments

Exam #2

Tuesday, November 3, 2008

Study Guide

Chapter 15 Section 4


Chapter 12

Wave Optics

Chapter 14


Exam #3

Final Exam Period

Study Guide


Assignment #1 Chapter 1:   P1, P2, P3, P4, P17, P18
Due Thursday, September 17, 2015
Assignment #2 Chapter 2:   P7, P8, P14, P19, P21, P23, P24, P26
Due Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Assignment #3 Chapter 3:   P6, P7, P13, P14
Due Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Assignment #4 Chapter 4:   P1, P2, P3a, P4, P9, P10
Due Thursday, October 22, 2015
Assignment #5

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

Due Tuesday, November 3, 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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