Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

PH 170 - Computer Applications in Optics I

Credit Hours: 2

A basic study of the nature, theory and behavior of light. Instruction will include, but may not be limited to the following: luminous and illuminated sources, rectilinear propagation, shadows, concepts of rays, pencils and beams, wave theory, diffraction, reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, and image formation of thin lenses.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain how several physical phenomena and technological applications are understood using basic laws of physics;
  • use mathematical skills and techniques in solving optics problems;
  • write comprehensive answers to qualitative questions; and
  • explain how the optical behavior of light pertains to technology.

Prerequisites: MT 006 or higher.
Concurrent Registration: PH 171
F/S (N)