Course Outline 2018
  • Instructor
    • M. Reedyk
    • Contact Info: MCB205, ext.3877,
    • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Lectures
    • ST 108 Mon Wed 9:30-11:00
  • Suggested Textbooks:
    • Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, 4th edition,Jurgen Meyer-Arendt, Prentice Hall, 1995.
      (One copy available in Physics Office; another on reserve in the library).
    • The Light Fantastic: a Modern Introduction to Classical and Quantum Optics, I.R. Kenyon, Oxford University Press, 2008.
      (One copy available on reserve in the library).
    • Introduction to Optics, Germain Chartier, Springer, New York, 2005.
    • Optics, 4th edition, Eugene Hecht, Pearson-Addison Wesley, San Fransisco, 2002.
      (One copy available on reserve in the library).
    • Introduction to Optics, 2nd edition, Frank L. Pedrotti and Leno S. Pedrotti, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1993.
    • Physics of Light and Optics, J. Peatross and M. Ware, Brigham Young University, 2008.
  • Topics to be Covered
    • Geometrical Optics:
    Stops and Pupils
    Fiber Optics
    Ray Tracing
    • Wave Optics:

    Note that topics may be covered in lectures, assignments and/or labs.

  • Laboratory Component
    • PHYS 2P51 lab sections (L1 Tuesday14:00-17:00 , L2 Thursday 15:00-18:00) are in MC H308. The lab instructor is Frank Benko (B210A, ext. 3417, who should be contacted for all queries concerning the laborarory component of the course.
    • An introduction to the Laboratory will be held on Tues. Jan 16th at 2:00 pm in H308 and Thurs. Jan 18th at 3:00 pm in H308. Attendance is mandatory. A schedule indicating which labs you will carry out on given weeks will be formed after this meeting.
    • There will be a total of six labs which you must perform. You must submit a formal report for the five marked with an asterisk (*) below. For the holography lab you must submit a short essay, (approximately 3-4 pages in length) which describes what a hologram is, and how it is created. You should explain the difference between reflection and transmission holograms, and briefly mention some more advanced types and their uses. You may include figures, and all literature sources used as reference must be properly cited. This essay is to be handed in at the start of the lab period in which you have been assigned to do the holography lab. The essay will count towards your laboratory grade.
    • The labs deal with the following topics:
      • Lenses (*)
      • Prism (*)
      • Michelson Interferometer (*)
      • Speed of Light (*)
      • Interference (*)
      • Holography
    • The due dates of the five formal reports will depend on your lab schedule and will be assigned by Frank Benko :
    • Late submissions will be penalized at a rate of 20% per day late including weekends. You must complete and submit reports for all labs in order to pass the course.
  • Tests and the marking scheme
    Component PHYS 2P51 Comments
    Homework Assignments 20% No late assignments will be accepted.
    Test #1 15% During lecture Wednesday February 7th
    Test #2 15% During lecture Monday March 12th
    final exam 30% You must obtain a grade of 40% or greater on the final exam in order to pass the course.
    laboratories 20% Both attending the lab and submitting a written report is required to complete a lab. Failure to complete all labs will result in a failing grade in the course.
    The tests and the examination will be based on material covered during lectures, labs, and in assignments. If your grade is less than 40% on the Final Examination, and/or you do not complete all of the laboratories, your final grade in the course can be no higher than 45%.
  • Academic Misconduct
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