OPT100 - Introduction to Optics

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Subject Title
Introduction to Optics

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the nature of light and lens systems. Emphasis is placed on the major theories of light, the principles of plane and curved surfaces of mirrors and lenses and advanced optical calculations.

Credit Status
One credit subject toward the Opticianry Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain the electromagnetic spectrum and the nature of light and apply formulae for wavelength calculation.

2. Analyze light properties and light behavior in different media calculating vergences and wavelengths.

3. Demonstrate understanding of light reflection at plane and curved surfaces applying formulae for calculating image formation and angle of reflection.

4. Demonstrate understanding of light refraction at plane and curved surfaces and apply formulae for calculating angle of incidence and refraction.

5. Analyze the behaviour of light through prisms calculating related image deviation and formation.

6. Analyze the behaviour of light through thin lenses and apply formulae to determine surface and nominal lens power.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.