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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2018-2019

Palm Beach State College

OPT1110 - Physical and Geometric Optics (AS)

Credits/Clock Hours:
3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course introduces the student to the basic properties of light. The principles of physical, geometric optics, refraction, and reflection are explained using diagrams and real-life examples. The optical properties of prisms, lenses, mirrors and the wave nature of light are explored. An understanding of human refractive errors and corrective optical lenses illustrates application of these principles.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ophthalmic Medical Technology AS degree program

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