OPT1110 Physical and Geometric Optics (AS)

This course introduces the student to the basic properties of light. The principles of physical, geometric optics, refraction, and reflection are explained using diagrams and real-life examples. The optical properties of prisms, lenses, mirrors and the wave nature of light are explored. An understanding of human refractive errors and corrective optical lenses illustrates application of these principles.


3 credits (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ophthalmic Medical Technology AS degree program