Wave motion, electromagnetic theory, refraction, reflection, and scattering, mirrors and lenses, polarization, interference, diffraction, and optics for augmented reality and virtual reality.
This course is intended for the first‐year master students and advanced senior undergraduate students, who would like to learn the basic properties of light, electromagnetic theory, the propagation of light, such as scattering, refraction and reflection, geometrical optics including image formation, polarization, interference, and diffraction. To illustrate the useful applications, the optical systems of virtual reality and augmented reality will be discussed.
- Wave motion
- Electromagnetic theory
- The propagation of light
- Geometrical optics
- The superposition of waves
- Augmented reality and virtual reality
Students should have some college‐level physics background.
3 credit hours
Required Texts and Materials
Lecture notes will be provided one day before class.
Supplementary (Optional) Texts and Materials
Reference: E. Hecht, Optics, 4th Ed. (Addison Wesley, 2002)