Class material can be found online at URL
Final grades posted 8pm, Mon, 28 Jan
Bates Study Center Schedule (pdf)
Prof. Anne G. Young This quarter's class schedule.
Office: Gosnell-3218 (behind the elevator)
E-mail: agysps at ritdotedu
Student assistant: Lee C.
Gosnell (08) - 3179
Pedrotti & Pedrotti, Optics and Vision
||Topic||Section(s) in Pedrotti & Pedrotti|
||The Nature of Light: Photons & Black Body Radiation||P&P: Sect. 1-3, 2-1 (spectrum), 11-1,2 (EM wave), 2-2 (inv sq law), 2-3 sensitivity of eye, 2-5, 2-6 (black-body)|
||Light as particles (con't): Photoelectric Effect and the Bohr Model||Class Handout|
LEDs / wave packets
Reflection & Refraction of Light; Dispersion of a Prism, Angular Deviation by a Prism
|P&P: Sect. 2-6, Section 3.1 - 3.5, Sect. 9.1|
||Geometrical Optics: Images from plane & spherical mirrors and thin lenses||P&P Ch. 3-7, , 11, 13|
|Thin lenses and lens systems; thick lenses||P&P Ch. , 11, 13|
|Optical Fibers||P&P Ch. 17|
|Fibers con't / Light as Waves||P&P Ch. 17 , 11-1 through 7|
|Polarized Light||P&P Ch. 15|
|Superposition & Interference||P&P Ch. 11-1 through 7; Ch. 13- 2, 3|
|Thin Films||P&P Ch. 13-4; 14-1, 2|
The final exam will be cumulative and is scheduled for Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011, 12:30-2:30 pm.
If you have any special needs, you should inform me during the first week of classes. Please contact me after class or at my office.
40 - 35%
30 - 35%
Quizzes, Assignments, and Problems 30% total