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Geometrical Optics

Code 12501
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Optics
Entry requirements Basic knowledge of trigonometry.
Learning outcomes Show fundamental knowledge of geometric optics in order to understand and solve problems related to the human visual system, optical instruments, optometric instruments and compensating lens systems. At the end of the course the student should be able to (1) explain refraction in plane and spherical diopters; (2) know how to explain reflection in mirrors; (3) characterize simple optical components; (4) know how to identify the main components of an optical system; (5) know how to identify the aperture diaphragm and the field diaphragm of an optical system; (6) classify primary aberrations and interpret their graphical representations; (7) apply the acquired knowledge to the study of optical and optometric instruments.
Syllabus 1. The propagation of light
2. Prisms
3. Flat and spherical mirrors
4. Lenses, optical systems, cardinal points, stops
5. Aberrations and aberrometry
6. Optical and optometric instruments
Main Bibliography Main Bibliography:
- Pedrotti,F.L., Pedrotti,L.M., Pedrotti, L.S., Introduction to Optics, Cambridge University Press. 3rd edition, 2017.
Central Library F-3.2-00592; F-3.2-00070; F-3.2-00370.

Auxiliar Bibliography:
- Schwartz,S., Geometrical and Visual Optics, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2019.
Central Library (available soon)
- Jenkins,F., White,H., Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2001.
Central Library F-3.2-00428; F-3.2-00429; F-3.2-00430.
- Pereira,M., Óptica Geométrica Ocular, UBI, 2008.
Central Library F-3.2-00594.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoretical-practical classes (TP) for exposition and development of the syllabus, accompanied by the presentation and discussion of application examples and the resolution of exercises.
Laboratory classes (PL) to carry out laboratory work with practical application of the theory exposed in TP lectures. The proposed laboratory work, in addition to illustrating theoretical concepts, enables students to understand the syllabus contents and develop the skills and competencies defined for the UC.
Final Grade = Assessment of the theoretical component (weight of 70% and a minimum score of 9,5 is mandatory) + Continuous assessment of laboratory component (30% weight and a minimum score of 10 is mandatory).
The assessment of the theoretical component consists in the completion of an one term test (during the teaching-learning period) or a final exam. The student will be exempted from the final exam, if the final grade of teaching-learning period is greater than or equal to 10 of a total of 20.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-08

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