Academic Catalog

PHYS221 OPTICS AND WAVES

Course Code: 2300221
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. LKER MT UZUN KAYMAK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300112
Set 2: 2300114
Set 3: 2300106
Set 4: 2300110
One of the sets above should be completed before taking PHYS221 OPTICS AND WAVES.

Course Content

Introduction; geometrical optics; matrix methods in paraxial optics; aberrations; optical instrumentation and the optics of the eye. superposition of waves; interference of light; coherence; polarization; Fraunhofer diffraction.