Optics I:  Theory  CPHY 62250/72250


This page contains course materials for the Optics I: Theory  course

taught by Peter Palffy-Muhoray  (Fall: 2017)


Class of 2017:  Haumed Rahmani, Ruiyin Xiao, Chenrun Feng, Runa Koizumi,Tanya Vorobiova, Senay Ustunel, Jiao Liu, Zhixue Shen  


        Syllabus:           CPHY 6/74495

        Link to a great  dictionary of units 




Lecture notes:      

Chapter 0. Dimensional Analysis

Chapter 1. Introduction and Ray Optics

Chapter 2. Waves on a String

Chapter 3. Maxwell's Equations

Chapter 4. Quantum Mechanics and Classical Fields

Chapter 5. Plane Waves in Isotropic Media

Chapter 6. Energy Flux

Chapter 7. Polarized Light

Chapter 8. Inhomogeneous Solutions

Chapter 9. Fresnel Reflection

Chapter 10. Interference

Chapter 11. Light Propagation in Uniaxial Media

Chapter 12. Gaussian Beams




Assignment 1. 

Assignment 1. Solutions

Assignment 2.

Assignment 2. Solutions

Assignment 3.

Assignment 3. Solutions

Assignment 4.

Assignment 4. Solutions

Assignment 5.