OPT100 - Introduction To Optics
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Introduction To Optics
This subject introduces students to the nature of light and lens systems. Emphasis is placed on the major theories of light, the principles of plane and curved surfaces of mirrors and lenses and advanced optical calculations.
One credit subject toward the Opticianry Diploma Program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Define the properties of light in terms of frequency and wave length, velocity in a vacuum and in specific media.
2. Explain the particle theory, wave theory and electromagnetic theory of light transmission analyzing the implications of light propagation in a medium, light transmission, reflection and absorption.
3. State the law of reflection explaining sign convention and the significance to real and virtual image formation and magnification.
4. Use the laws of reflection to calculate image formation of plane, concave and convex mirrors.
5. Examine radii of curvature of concave and convex mirrors and lenses identifying the focal points and image orientation.
6. Use the laws of refraction to calculate vergence and image formation as they apply to refraction of light at plane surfaces, critical angle and total internal reflection.
7. Calculate prismatic deviation, refraction by prisms, angle of minimum deviation and the effect upon object distance.
8. Explain the derivation and the use of formulae for dioptric power, analytic image formation of concave and convex lenses.
9. Describe the theory and concepts related to the polarization of light.
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