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PHY385H1
Introductory Optics

Official description

An introduction to physics of light. Topics covered include: electromagnetic waves, propagation of light; the Huygens and Fermat's principles; Geometrical optics and optical instruments; Interference of waves and diffraction; Polarization; Introduction to photons, lasers and optical fibers.

Prerequisite
PHY250H1, PHY254H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
ECE318H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['Optics, 5th edition by E. Hecht']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI

Additional information

Physics Practicals

In addition to lectures, students meet 10 times through the semester for 2 hours in Practicals.  The time is devoted to discussion, problem-solving and hands-on activities.  The goals are to deepen understanding of the physics, develop laboratory skills and analysis techniques.  The Practicals website is

https://practicals.physics.utoronto.ca/practicals/section/phy385/

course title
PHY385H1
session
winter
year of study
3rd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: TF2 - Room: SS1085, In Person LEC9101: TF2, On line Synchronous 20P: M1-3 Room: MP222, In Person M1-3, On line Synchronous At this time, the University has not made a final decision about course delivery for the Winter 2021 term. The Faculty of Arts & Science will be updating Winter term course delivery information based on public health guidelines.
Course URL
http://q.utoronto.ca
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.