Physics 507, Contemporary Optics, Spring 2008
Physics 507 is a Web-enhanced physics course for graduate students.
Advanced undergraduate students may register for the course with the consent of
the instructor. Physics 507 is a three-hour course.
Physics 507 covers topics in geometrical, physical, Fourier, and nonlinear
optics and introductory laser physics. Students will make extensive use of
computer calculations and design and build practical and sophisticated optical
The course uses handouts and Web-based class modules.
Registered students meet twice weekly for in-class discussions. Students
are expected to work up to 3 hours every week on a project.
|Web-based class modules, handouts, references|
|Registered students meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:10 - 3:25 PM in
rooms PHY 511/512 for in-class discussions. Questions about the
material covered in the Web-based modules and the reading assignments
will be addressed during these meetings.|
|Homework assignments are based on the material covered in the
Web-based modules and reading assignments. Students are expected to
submit the assignments associated with each module on time.|
|Students are expected to work 3-hours every week on a project.
Students will work in groups and a project schedule will be set up
|There will be a final oral exam during the exam period on Wednesday,
2:45 - 4:45 PM. The exam will be given in PHY 511.|
|The exam is worth a maximum of 100 points. The homework
assignments are worth a maximum of 100 points and the project reports are
also worth a maximum of 100 points.|
|270 and above
||90% and above
||85% - 89%
||80% - 84%
||75% - 79%
||70% - 74%
|Special announcements will be distributed via e-mail. Please
send your e-mail address to the instructor after you have