SYLLABUS FALL 2016
|Instructor: Dr. James Caffrey Daly||Office: Henkels 2059
Tel: 401-742-5759(cell) 239-867-4072(home)
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org   (email read often)|
|Office Hours: MWF 1:15 - 2:15 a.m. Other times by appointment (Send email)|
|Lectures: MWF 12:00 - 1:05 pm||Room: Henkels 2060|
|Text: Hecht, Optics, second edition, Addison-Wesley   ISBN 0-201-11609-X|
The latest up to date information on important topics such as assignments, exams, policies, and schedules can be found on the course web site; http://jcdaly.com/opticsPrerequisite: Phys 223 or permission of instructor
After taking this course you will be able to;
Assessment and Evaluation:   Your final grade will be determined by your performance on exams (40%), the final (30%), homework (20%), and attendance (10%). We will have 6 exams. The lowest will be dropped leaving 5 exams. Each exam is worth 8% (5x8%=40%).
IF a student fails to write the final, an F will be awarded as their final grade. The conversion to letter grades will be approximately of the form:
subject to discretionary adjustments. It is possible (and highly desirable) that everyone in the class will be rewarded an "A".
Exams:   Each exam will consist of questions similar to homework and examples discussed in class. In solving a problem, the steps that lead to your answer must be shown to receive proper credit. Without intermediate steps, an otherwise correct answer may receive no credit. You may bring a reference sheet of your own devising (hand written) to the exams and final. There are no makeup exams. (Difficult situations may allow a missed exam to be dropped in the computing of your final grade).
Homework and Solutions:   Homework problems will be assigned and solutions will be made available. Your classmates or professors may assist you in mastering these exercises. Mutual assistance is to everyone's advantage.
5 each week
|3.||Reflection and Refraction||9/14 Exam 1||
|5.||Lens Systems||9/28 Exam 2||
|6.||Superposition of Waves||
|7.||Polarization||10/12 Exam 3||
|9.||Diffraction||11/2 Exam 4||
|10.||Fourier Optics|| ||
|11.||Magnetic Resonance Imaging||11/16 Exam 5  |
|12.||Lasers||12/7 Exam 6  |
(best 5 of 6)
|40%||  Exams are based on homework and lecture examples.|
|Homework||20%||  Late home work is marked down 20%|
|Attendance||10%||  First two absences are not counted. Late for class counted as 1/2 an absence. Don't come to class if you are sick.|
|Final||30%||  Final is based on exams. It will assess course outcomes.|
We are happy to accommodate students with disabilities.
Everyone's behavior is expected to exemplary and, at a minimum, in conformity with the Honor Code.
The instructor reserves the right to change or modify this course and the syllabus for justifiable reasons, subject to appropriate and timely notice to the students enrolled in this class.