# Physics IV (Waves-Optics)

 Title ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΙV (Κυματική-Οπτική) / Physics IV (Waves-Optics) Code ΓΘΥ204 Faculty Sciences School Physics Cycle / Level 1st / Undergraduate Teaching Period Winter Coordinator Ioannis Arvanitidis Common No Status Active Course ID 40002881

### Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 687
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course328

 Academic Year 2018 – 2019 Class Period Winter Faculty Instructors Weekly Hours 5 Class ID 600132628
Course Type 2016-2020
• Background
• General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
• Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
• English (Examination)
• German (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
• ΜΑΥ201 Mathematics I
• ΓΘΥ201 Physics I (Mechanics)
• ΗΥΥ501 Applied Informatics Laboratory
• ΜΑΥ202 Applied Mathematics I
• ΓΘΥ501 Introductory Physics Laboratory
• ΕΦΥ501 Electric Circuits Laboratory
Learning Outcomes
• Relate the key characteristics of individual natural phenomena. • Relate theory with everyday devices. • Βe able to couple everyday phenomena with corresponding theory. • To practice in the analysis and interpretation of experimental data.
General Competences
• Apply knowledge in practice
• Work autonomously
• Work in teams
• Generate new research ideas
• Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Module 1. Elastic waves: Principles of wave motion, derivation of wave equation, harmonic waves. Module 2. Elastic waves: Mechanical waves, wave energy, exercises. Module 3. Propagation of elastic waves: Wave Superposition, phase and group velocity. Module 4. Propagation of elastic waves: Standing waves, beats, normal modes, exer-cises. Module 5. Sound Waves: Creation of sound waves, perception of sound waves, applications, exercises. Module 6. The wave nature and the propagation of light: The wave equation of elec-tromagnetic waves Electromagnetic waves in vacuum, Huygens principle, the laws of reflection and refraction, exercises. Module 7. Dispersion: Origin of dispersion, equation of dispersion, dispersion of light, exercises. Module 8. Geometric Optics: Introduction remarks, mirrors, thin lenses, prisms. Module 9. Polarization of light: The nature of polarized light, production and detection of polarized light, polarization in nature, applications, exercises. Module 10. Polarization of light: Definitions, representations and properties of linear, circular, and elliptical polarized light, natural light, exercises. Module. Interference and coherence of light: Spatial and temporal coherence, inter-ferometers (wavefront -, amplitude-splitting), coherent sources. Module 12. Interference and coherence of light: Basic interferometers, dielectric films, applications, exercises.. Module 13. Diffraction of light: Preliminary considerations, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction. Single slit diffraction, exercises. Week 14. Diffraction of light: Diffraction from typical apertures with high symmetry (rectangular - , circular- obstacles, grating), diffraction from many slits, spatial– and spectral– resolving power applications, exercises .
Keywords
Wave, wave equation, interference, diffraction, polorization, dispersion, geometrica optics, ray, lenses, refracrtion
Educational Material Types
• Notes
• Slide presentations
• Multimedia
• Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching
• Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
• PowerPoint presentations. • Short videos play of the corresponding natural phenomena or animations.(Origin, Mathematica) • Critical discussion.
Course Organization
Lectures1173.9
Tutorial782.6
Exams30.1
Problem solving421.4
Total2408
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
• Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
• Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Οπτική, Ε. Hecht, Εκδόσεις: ΕΣΠΙ ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΗ Θέματα οπτικής, Ι. Σπυριδέλης, Εκδόσεις: ΖΗΤΗ