What you need to know to get through
Room: Berndt Hall 680
Class Times: TTh 9:30-10:50
Charles L. Hakes
Office : Berndt 630
Office phone: 247-7242 (However, this is not
the best way to contact me.)
Probable office hours: MWF 10:55-12:15, or right before lab on Tuesday.
(This is the best way to contact me)
Web Site: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/hakes_c
Text: Introduction to Modern Optics
by Grant R. Fowles, 2nd
Catalog Description: A study of classical and modern
theories of geometrical and physical optics including matrix methods
systems, diffraction theory and an introduction to Fourier optics.
(3-3) Pre-requisites: MATH 222.
Course Objective: Physics
340, Optics, is the study of electromagnetic radiation (light), and the
interaction of light with matter. This study includes the
propagation of light through lenses (geometric optics) and reflection
and refraction at material boundaries and the propagation through
materials with a complex index of refraction. This class includes
a laboratory and covers both the classical and quantum nature of
light. Students completing the class will be proficient in
solving optics problems on paper and in the laboratory.
Prerequisites: MATH 222 (calculus II) PHYS 218 (physics II)
Elective Class: 4 crdit
COURSE OUTCOMES: (with corresponding FLC ABET Outcomes):
(1) Obtain and demonstrate an understanding of Maxwell’s
Equations. (Outcome 2 and 3).
(2) Understand the vector nature of light and how that is
used to understand polarization and interference. Demonstrate the
use of matrixes to describe the propagation of polarized light.
(Outcome 2 and 4).
(3) Demonstrate problem solving ability by completing
homework problems and taking tests over the covered topics.
(Outcome 2 and 4).
(4) Demonstrate proficiency using laboratory equipment to
complete various optics experiments. (Outcome 2 and 6).
(5) Students will work together in the laboratory and in
small groups to solve and present problems to the professor and
laboratory results to the class. (Outcome 1 and 5).
FLC ABET Outcomes:
(1) Our students will have experienced a core of
humanities, social sciences, and communications and demonstrate the use
of this core to support the technical content of their engineering
(2) Our students will become competent in
fundamental math/basic science subjects, which include:
• Calculus through
ordinary differential equations.
(3) All graduating engineering students will be
competent in a group of core engineering fundamentals.
• Chemistry and calculus based physics
• Laboratory experiences in the physical sciences
These include Computer Aided Design, Programming,
Electric Networks, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Measurements and
Instrumentation, Mechanics of Materials, Material Science, Fluid
Mechanics, and Computational Methods.
(4) Upper level engineering students will have had
the opportunity to demonstrate depth in a discipline specific area
and/or prepare themselves for graduate education.
(5) All engineering students will be proficient in
engineering design and demonstrate design competence through a capstone
experience focused on the following:
• Designing a
project, device, system, or process incorporating engineering standards
and realistic constraints that include standard engineering and
non-engineering considerations such as economic, environmental and
manufacturability. When appropriate ethical, health and safety,
social, global, and political considerations will be addressed.
(6) All engineering students will be laboratory and
computer proficient with current laboratory and computer methods.
• Written and verbal communication
• Using design methodology, computer applications,
computer aided design tools, and/or experimental apparatus that are
modern and appropriate to the discipline
• Working effectively in a team environment.
Homework Requirement: You
must know how to solve problems to do the homeworks and pass the
tests. The only
way to become
proficient is to practice. So... there will be homework from
we cover in class.
The homework doesn't count as much as the tests, but you will find the
rather difficult if you have not done the homework. Homework
generally be due in class weekly, unless otherwise specified.
Late homework is penalized appropriately.
Class: The last day to withdraw from this class with a "CW" is according to Fort Lewis policy and posted on the FLC Academic Calendar.
Academic (dis)honesty: Any
incidents of cheating on quizzes or
exams will result in being reported to the office of academic affairs,
and an F
for the course. (I may soften that penalty only if
it, at my discretion.) I do encourage you to work together to
homework, but your written answer must be in your own words.
Copy! Unacceptable collaboration on a homework
assignment will result
in a score of zero for the entire
assignment. Answer in your own
words in order to
actually learn something!
Accessibility: Students with disabilities
who require reasonable
accommodations to fully participate in course activities or meet course
requirements must register with Disability Services, 280
247-7459. If you qualify for services, bring your letter of
to me during office hours as soon as possible.