PS 165: Optics, Lecture

Course Number and Title: PS 165 (Optics, Lecture)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 171
 

Course Description:
This course tackles the extended concepts developed in a standard undergraduate optics course. This course covers the topics on geometric optics, interference, diffraction, polarization, and introduction to Fourier optics. A historical background of the nature of light, wave motion, and a review of electromagnetic theory are included. Students are expected to gain deeper insight into the wave-particle duality of light and develop an appreciation of classical optics.
 

Bibliography:
Bennett, C. (2008). Principles of Physics Optics. USA: Wiley.
Ghatak, A. (2009). Optics. USA: McGraw-Hill.
Hecht, E. (2001). Optics (4th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
Hunsperger, R. (2009). Integrated Optics: Theory and Technology. USA: Springer.
Lipson, A., Lipson, S., and Lipson, H. (2010). Optical Physics. USA: Cambridge University Press.
Moller, K. (2007). Optics: Learning by Computing, with Examples Using Matlab, MathCAd, Mathematica, and Maple. USA: Springer.
Pedrotti, F., Pedrotti, L., and Pedrotti, L. (2006). Introduction to Optics (3rd ed). USA: Benjamin Cummings.
Sharma, K. (2006). Optics: Principles and Applications. USA: Academic Press.
Strong, J. (2004). Concepts of Classical Optics. USA: Dover.
 

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