5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work
|Language of instruction
Finnish. The course material and exercises are available in English.
The student is able to treat different types of waves by methods of general theory of wave motion. The student is also able to solve problems related to basic optics and apply her/his knowledge to teaching and research in physics.
General principles of wave motion, sound, electromagnetic waves, propagation of light, image formation in mirrors and lenses, optical instruments, interference, Fraunhofer diffraction, diffraction grating.
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures 28 h, exercises 14 h, 2 laboratory exercises (3 hours/exercise), self-study 90 h
No specific target qroup
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Basic skills in mathematics.
|Recommended optional programme components
No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously
|Recommended or required reading
H. D. Young and R. A. Freedman, University Physics, Addison-Wesley, 2000 ja 2004, F. L. Pedrotti ja L. S. Pedrotti, Introduction to optics, Prentice-Hall, 2. ed., 1993 ja E. Hecht, Optics, (3rd ed.), Addison Wesley Longman, 1998.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Two written intermediate examinations or one final examination
Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 is fail
|Working life cooperation
No work placement period
761310A-01 Wave motion and optics, lectures and exam
761310A-02 Wave motion and optics, lab. exercises