LEO-135 - Geometric Optics

2 credits

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence covering basic optical theory and components. Each course consists of three one-hour lecture sessions and a three-hour lab. Geometrical optics deals with the rectilinear propagation of light and the elementary treatment of image formation, lenses, mirrors, prisms, fiber optics, ray tracing aberrations, optical system design and optical instruments. The laboratory section parallels the lectures and familiarizes the student with optical laboratory components and procedures.

Prerequisite(s): LEO 110 

Corequisite(s): LEO 135L 

Previously known as: LEOT-330; LEO-130