KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

Department of Physics

PHYS 211

OPTICS

Term 031: First Semester 2003-2004

Office: 6-114                                                                 Email: Aljalal@kfupm.edu.sa

Phone: 1017

Webpage: http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/phys/aljalal/

An introductory course in geometrical and physical optics. Topics covered include: nature and propagation of light; image formation-paraxial approximation; optical instruments; superposition of waves; standing waves; beats; Fourier analysis of anharmonic periodic waves and wave packets: two-beam and multiple-beam interference; polarization; Fraunhofer and Fresenel diffraction; holography; lasers.

 

 

Laboratory Work

20

Homework

15

Quizzes

05

Exam 1

15

Exam 1

15

Exam 3 (final)

15

Project

15

o       Laboratory Work: This will include lectures related to experiments and techniques, laboratory exercises, demonstrations and detailed experiments.

o       A total of three exams will be given: 

All exams will be closed book and will be given during the class hour.

o       You are advised to choose your project topic as soon as possible.  The deadline for choosing your topic is Oct 14, 03.  The topic of the project is open, but it should be related to Optics.  Here are some very general suggestions:  build a device, conduct an experiment, develop a computer program, or write about new advances or about history.  During and at the end of the term, you will present your progress in front of your fellow students.

o       As per KFUPM policy, a DN will be assigned if the number of unexcused absences exceeds one-fifth of the total class hours scheduled for the course.  That is 6 lectures or 3 labs.