Optics 2, 4.5 creditsOptik 2, 4.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from spring 2020.
- Course code
- Course name
- Optics 2
- 4.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- G2 - First cycle 2
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Clinical Neuroscience
- Decided by
- Education committee CNS
- Decision date
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2020
Specific entry requirements
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- discuss and analyse the resolution in aberration free optical systems.
- give an account of monochromatic and chromatic aberrations in optical systems
- assess reasonable demands on F-numbers and visual field of simple optical systems
- interpret and use information about image quality on the basis of the concepts of point spreading function and MTF
- account for and rank the different optical limitations of the eye
- interpret and evaluate measurement results from instruments measuring wavefront aberration of the eye
- explain and interpret information about visual quality based on the concepts, visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in the eye
- explain and use relations between image quality and vision quality in the eye
Image and visual quality: dissolution, point spread function, MTF, visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, depth of field
Exercises and demonstrations are compulsory.
The course is graded according to the scale Fail/Pass/Pass with distinction.
For the grade Pass in the course, it is required to have pass on examination and attendance at compulsory elements.
To pass the course with distinction, Pass with distinction on examination and attendance at compulsory elements is required.
Absence from compulsory course elements
The examiner assesses if, and how, absence from compulsory parts can be compensated. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the examiner. Absence from a mandatory education element could mean that the student can not do the part until the next time the course is offered.
Possibility of exception from the course syllabus' regulations on examination
If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus's regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected knowledge, skills and attitudes may not be changed, removed or reduced.
The course is given in collaboration with the Department of applied physiology at KTH. The course may be given in parallel with the course Basic Optometry 2.
Some teaching may be in English.
Literature and other teaching aids
11. ed. : Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003 - 563 s. ISBN:0-7506-4248-3 LIBRIS-ID:8917891 Library search
4:e upplaga : Oxford: Butterworths - 488s. : 2007 ISBN:0-7506-8874-2 Library search