HMO101 - Principles of Optics
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry.
Up to 10 places may be offered to students not enrolled in D302, please contact email@example.com
3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour feedback seminar per fortnight, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight
Specific topics include the physical nature of light, colour, reflection, refraction, plane and curved mirrors, thin and thick lenses and ray tracing. The unit will also consider these optical principles in applications, such as digital and speed cameras and fibre-optics. In studying these topics, students will also learn to apply the knowledge, for example by performing ray traces through optical elements, such as curved surfaces or lenses, and calculating the different characteristics of the images formed by these elements. Practical classes will provide the opportunity for the students to observe the ‘real world’ effect of the different optical elements on light, whilst also introducing them to working in teams.
Assessment task 1: 4 x 15 minutes pre-practical quizzes 10%
Assessment task 2: On-line mid-trimester MCQ examination (1 hour) 20%
Assessment task 3: Wiki report and multi-media group project 35%
ASssessment task 4: Final MCQ examination (2 hours) 40%
Keating, M, Geometric, physical and visual optics. New Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2002, available as downloadable pdf from the Deakin Library.
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