PHY111 THEORY OF OPTICS
PHY 111 – Theory of Optics I
Course Number & Name: PHY 111 Theory of Optics I
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: acceptance into the Vision Care program
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course introduces the physics of optics and light. Topics include the nature of light, reflection, refraction, and image formation for simple optical systems. Laboratory experiments are demonstrated.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- define and explain fundamental concepts and theories of light; and
- explain and apply basic physics concepts and formulae used in optics.