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Course module: 202000697
202000697
Optics
Course info
Course module202000697
Credits (ECTS)7
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionDutch
Contact personprof.dr. R. Saive
E-mailr.saive@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
prof.dr. R. Saive
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. R. Saive
Lecturer
P.J.M. van der Slot
Lecturer
dr.ir. J.M. Sturm
Academic year2021
Starting block
1B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims

At the end of this course, the student will be able to

- describe the physical concepts found in the content, be able to explain them to peers and apply them to relevant problems.

Content

In physical Optics, light is described as an electromagnetic wave. Waves can interfere and the superposition of light waves can lead to a redistribution of the light intensity, a measurable quantity. Many optical phenomena can be explained from the concept of interference. Some of these phenomena will be investigated experimentally in a number of smaller experiments and alarger experiment. The latter will be used to write an article.

The following concepts will be discussed: Huygens and Fermat’s principle, wave character of light (superposition, coherence, Fresnel equations), polarisation, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, gratings, interference of light, interferometers.


Assesment Plan

The assessment plan for this course will be published no later than 2 weeks before the starting block of the course on https://www.utwente.nl/nl/tn/onderwijs/toetsschemas/

 

Participation for Non-TN Students

This course is only accessible to non-TN students after permission from Technische Natuurlunde Programme. See https://www.utwente.nl/en/bap/courses-applied-physics/

 

Module
Module 6
Participating study
Bachelor Applied Physics
Required materials
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Recommended materials
Book
Optics; Hecht, Eugene; Edition: 5; ISBN: 9781292096933
Instructional modes
Lectorial

Practical

Presentation(s)

Q&A

Tests
Optics

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