PH 292

Physical Optics

Fall Term 2005

General Information

 

Instructor:

Galen C. Duree Jr., PhD

Office:

DL102

Phone:

872-6025

E-Mail:

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Campus Box:

182

Office Hours:

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM   M T Th F

Text:

Introduction to Optics, Frank Pedrotti and Leno Pedrotti

Use of your introductory physics text will help you substantially with the homework and is, therefore, strongly encouraged!

Homework:

Homework problems will be assigned in class at which time the due date will be given. Please show all of your work. 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.

Homework sets that are turned in after the deadline will loose 10% of the assignment value per school day that it is late.

Quizes:

There will be a quiz each day except the day before an exam.  The questions will be handed out at the beginning of class and collected at the end.

Exams:

There will be two in-class exams and a comprehensive final exam.

Laboratory:

There will be two lab groups and the groups will meet every other week.  Dr. Granieri is in charge of the laboratories and will submit your lab grade to me to incorporate into the final course grade.

Grades:

The final grade will be determined as follows:

Daily Quizes - 10%

Homework – 35%

Exams – 35%

Laboratory – 20%


 

Topics

                                Chapter 1 Nature of Light

Chapter 8 Wave Equations

Chapter 9 Superposition of Waves

Chapter 10 Interference of Light

Chapter 11 – Optical Interferometry

Exam # 1 - Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Chapter 14 Matrix Treatment of Polarization

Chapter 20 – Fresnel Equations

Chapter 15 Production of Polarized Light

Exam # 2 -  Thursday, November 3, 2005

Chapter 16 – Fraunhofer Diffraction

Chapter 17 – The Diffraction Grating

Chapter 12 – Coherence

Exam # 3 -  Monday, November 14, 2005 at 10:00 AM in room O103

(This outline is tentative and may need to be modified depending on how the course progresses.)


Laboratory Information

Labs are done!


Homework Assignments

 

Assignment #1 Chapter 1:  1, 2, 3, 10, 11
  Due Friday, Sept. 9, 2005
Assignment #2 Chapter 8: 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22
  Due Friday, Sept. 16, 2005
Assignment #3 Chapter 9:  2, 3, 5, 6, 15, 16

EXTRA CREDIT: 8

  Due Friday, Sept. 23, 2005
Assignment #4 Chapter 10: 1, 2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 26
  Due Friday, Sept. 30, 2005
Assignment #5 Chapter 11: 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11, 12
  Due Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Assignment #6 Chapter 14: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 ,15
  Due Monday, October 24, 2005
Assignment #7 Chapter 20: 3, 9, 10, 16, 18
  Due Monday, October 31, 2005
Assignment #8 Chapter 15: 1, 2, 4, 5, 14, 15, 18
  Due Monday, November 7, 2005
Assignment #9 Chapter 17: 1, 2, 6, 10, 16
  Due Monday, November 14, 2005

This page was updated June 28, 2010 by Galen C. Duree Jr.