Vågor och optik
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Learning objectives of this course:
Short repetition of basic concepts within wave physics, mechanical/acoustical waves: superposition, standing waves, beats, Doppler effect. Electromagnetic waves and optics: reflection, refraction, dispersion, phase and group velocity, Geometrical optics, optical instruments. Polarisation, optical activity, birefringence. Interference. Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction. Holography. Examples of radiation sources.Laboratory exercises in ray optics, wave optics, interference, polarisation. Project assignment and mandatory hand-in exercises in optics.
Lectures, exercise groups, laboratory exercises (attendance is mandatory), and project assignments. Guest lecture.
Written examination at the end of the course (4 of 5 credits). Credit for the course requires passing the laboratory exercises (1 of 5 credits) which may include mandatory written and oral reports.
week 16, 2012
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