Course: Optics seminar

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Course title Optics seminar
Course code UFY/SEF3
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Litvín Radek, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Seminar is focused on vurther development of ideas presented in the course Physics 3. The students are asked to do their own presentations of selected topics. Topics of the seminar: 1. Rigorous derivation of equations for damped and forced harmonic oscillator using diferential equations. 2. Derivation and solution of wave equation. Fourier analysis. 3. Derivation of equations for speed of sound and pressure amplitude. 4. Derivation of electromagnetic wave equation from Maxwell equations 5. Derivation of possible polarization states from general electromagnetic wave. Derivation of Snell law from Fermat principle. 6. Time and spatial coherence, degree of coherence. 7. Sound. Infrasound and ultrasound and their aplication. Doppler´s effect. Electromagnetic waves. Polarization. 8. Fresnel diffraction. Method of solution of Fresnel integrals - Cornu spiral. 9. Analytic approach to geometrical optics, eikonal equation. 10. Microscopic theory of refraction index - Lorentz theory.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Knowledge enlarging of an elementary course. Technical applications, mathematical deriving of important formulas.
Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis and algebra.
Prerequisites
The course Physics 3 must be taken parallel with this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Systematic student observation

Active participation, presentation of selected topics.
Recommended literature
  • Feynman, R.P., Leighton, R.B. Feynmanovy přednášky z fyziky.
  • Halliday, D., Resnick, R., Walker, J. Fyzika, Vutium 2001. 2001.
  • Hecht, E. Optics. 2002.
  • Malý, P. Optika. Praha, 2008.
  • Salh, B. E. A., Teich, M.C. Základy fotoniky. Matfyz Press Praha, 1994.


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