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761310A Wave motion and optics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 761310A  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Wave motion and optics  Abbreviation Wave motion and 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Physics 

Teachers
Name
Seppo Alanko 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish. The course material and exercises are available in English.

 
Timing 

First spring

 
Learning outcomes 

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.

 
Contents 

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 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 28 h, exercises 14 h, 2 laboratory exercises (3 hours/exercise), self-study 90 h

 
Target group 

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

 
Grading 

Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 is fail

 
Person responsible 

Seppo Alanko

 
Working life cooperation 

No work placement period

 
Other information 

Includes parts:
761310A-01 Wave motion and optics, lectures and exam
761310A-02 Wave motion and optics, lab. exercises

 


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