Module 3: Optical Instruments

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Students will study optical instruments that can be adequately described using geometrical optics.  Students will learn how to intelligently use those instruments.  The eye, the magnifying glass, the camera, telescopes, microscopes and eyepieces are are discussed in most optics textbooks.  Students are expected to study the material presented in the textbook and the Web material.

Web Material:

bullet Stops and Apertures  (Feb 11)
bulletTelescopes and Microscopes (Feb 16)

Summary:  Optical Systems

Additional Material:  Moeller, chapter 1.7