Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Optics FIZ 134 2 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. LEYLA ÖZDEMİR
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. LEYLA ÖZDEMİR,
Course Assistants Teaching Assistants of the Department of Physics
Course Category
Course Objective Teaching basic principles of the vibrations, waves, geometric optics, interference and diffraction
Course Content The nature and propagation of light. The reflection of light, the refraction of light. Optical systems, Superposition of waves, Interference of Light, Diffraction of Light, Polarization of Light, Fiber optics, Optical Activity, lasers and its applications.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Gets information about the nature and the characteristics of light Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Gets information about nearsightedness and farsightedness and suitable lenses for the solution. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Interpret the daily optical phenomena. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 Gets information about interference and application of interference such as interferometer. Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Testing,
5 Defines the resolving power of an optical system and be able to calculate the resolving power of different optical systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Can analyze the wavelength of light by using a spectrometer. Learn about how to operate a spectrometer. Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Testing,
7 Knows what optical activity is and can interpret the effect which occurs when the polarized light interacts with optically active materials. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
8 Gets information about the physical properties of lasers, type of lasers and applications of different lasers. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Nature and Propagation of Light [1] 1093-1098
2 The Reflection and the Refraction of Light [1] 1098-1113
3 The Fiber Optics [1] 1114-1115
4 Image formation at the mirrors(plane, concave and convex mirrors) [1] 1126-1138
5 Image formation by thin lenses [1] 1138-1153
6 Optical Systems [1] 1153-1175
7 Interference of Light [1] 1176-1204
8 Diffraction of Light [1] 1206-1226
10 The Polarization of Light Waves [1] 1226-1241
11 The Optical Activity [1] 1232
12 The Electro-Optics [2]92-125
13 The Holography [3]593-610
14 The Lasers and Applications [3] 578-592
Course Notes [1] Serway , Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 7.Edition, © Ashley , (2008)
Course Resources [2] J. Wilson, J.F.B. Hawkes, Optoelectronics: An Introduction Prentice-Hall International Series In Optoelectronics Series Editor:P.J. Dean, 1983
Eugene Hecht - Optics, Eddison Wesley, Fourth Edition (2002) [703p]
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively. X
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results, X
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility, X
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge, X
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability, X
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Ödev 10
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 108
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.32
dersAKTSKredisi 6