OE171 - Holography and Photography

Fall Term 2014

General Information



Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD





Campus Box:


Office Hours:

9:00 AM - 11:40 AM   T Th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  M T Th F




Optics for Dummies, Galen Duree


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%

Holograms will be made starting November 1.


The following is an approximate list of the topics to be covered in the class - adjustments will be made based on student interests.

Chapter 3

Fundamental Properties of Light

Chapter 4

Principles of Geometrical Optics

Chapters 5 - 7

Mirrors and Lenses

Exam #1

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Study Guide

Chapter 16

The Camera and Photography
Chapter 9 Color

Chapter 5

The Human Eye and Vision

Chapter 6

Optical Instruments

Exam #2

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Take the exam in the Learning Center!

Study Guide

Chapter 15   Section 4


Chapter 12

Wave Optics

Chapter 14


Exam #3

Take the exam in the Learning Center any time after Thursday, November 13, 2014

Study Guide


Assignment #1 Link to Assignment #1
Due Thursday, September 18, 2014
Assignment #2 Link to Assignment #2
Due Thursday, October 2, 2014
Assignment #3 Link to Assignment #3
Due Thursday, October 16, 2014
Assignment #4 Link to Assignment #4
Due Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Assignment #5

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

Due Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Assignment #6 Chapter 15:   P8, P9, P10
Due Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Assignment #7 Chapter 12:   P1, P3, P5, P14
Due Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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