Waves and Optics for BME
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2022/23 
Vakcode  WBBE04005 
Vaknaam  Waves and Optics for BME 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Waves and Optics for BME  
Leerdoelen  1. Explain the properties of (electromagnetic) waves and be able to solve problems in which various aspects of concerning wave interactions with matter (reflection, refraction, propagation) and with other waves (interference, diffraction). 2. Apply the required mathematical tools in the field of differentiation, integration and vector calculus to solve problems in waves and optics. 3. Perform meaningful experiments: (a) Able to formulate a hypothesis that can be tested in an experiment, driven by a research question. (b) Design and perform an experiment with the aim to test this hypothesis. (c) Present the measurement results and their analysis in a clear way. (d) Discuss the outcome of the experiment in terms of the original hypothesis and research question. 4. Be able to find, use and share resources for learning. (a) Identify the conceptual knowledge and skills required to solve a given physics problem. (b) Select and use the appropriate resources to acquire this knowledge and skills. (c) Share the obtained concepts and skills with fellow students through oral presentations and written text, with proper references. 5. Work constructively to solve a problem in a group of peers. (a) Be able to give and receive feedback, on content and method, in a group of peers. (b) Organise and share the workload. (c) In the group document, reflect on the contributions of all group members 

Omschrijving  This course Waves and Optics for BME will offer a theoretical framework on the following topics: Waves in general; Electromagnetism revisited (Maxwell’s equations; Plane waves and refractive index; Reflection and refraction); Interference and interferometers; Lasers, cavities and gaussian beams; Geometric optics: microscope, telescope; Diffraction, Fourier optics. By actively participating in the lectures the student are expected to understand to discussed material, and apply their knowledge in solving problem sets. Furthermore, these concepts of waves and optics will be explored intensively using problem based learning. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Mandatory presence: MC tests during lectures + during the booked experiment) 

Toetsvorm 
Meerkeuze toets (MC), Opdracht (AST), Practisch werk (PR), Verslag (R)
(Four final marks. Each mark needs to be at least 5,5. 1) 55% Team grade from the 3 reports (weights 3+3+2) to assess LO's 35. 2) 20% individual assignments (traditional style technical problems) (3 in total, equal weights) to assess LO's 12. 3)15% contribution to group process (feedback from TA) to assess LO 5. 4) 10% MC questions during the lectures to assess LO's 12. Lowest 3 can be discarded) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  dr. R. Vlijm  
Docent(en)  dr. R. Vlijm  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  Calculus 1 (WBIE00305), Physics Lab for BME (WBBE02803), Linear Algebra for BME (WBBE02905), Electricity and Magnetism (WBBE03205)  
Opmerkingen  Note:  Mandatory presence during the MC tests in the lecture is required. Missing the test results in a grade 1. No option to redo.  Mandatory presence during the booked experiment time is required. Due to capacity no other slots are available. In case of illness contact with the TA PRIOR to the booked timeslot is required.  Due to Corona/Covid regulations the above mentioned Teaching method and/or Assessment could be subject to change. Study load: Lectures 24 hours Assignment 9 hours Practical 58 hours Selfstudy 49 hours In total 140 hours (5ECTS) 

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