Foundations of Optics (OPTC 1130)

Building on the knowledge gained in OPTC 1110 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye, this course provides a detailed overview of the basic principles of light, plane and curved surfaces of mirrors and lenses. Students review mathematical principles related to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and practice mathematical calculations needed for opticianry practice. The photochemistry of vision is studied along with the concept of visual fields. Students are introduced to monocular and binocular vision and compare the effects of each on depth perception and visual acuity.
Course code: OPTC 1130
Credits: 4.0
Length: 60.0 hours
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OPTC 1110.

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