Checking date: 17/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Advanced Physics
Academic Program of Telecommunication Engineering via Bachelor in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering (Plan: 511 - Estudio: 252)


Department assigned to the subject: Physics Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Students should acquire the fundamentals of Optics. Understanding these basics will allow them in turn to acquire the skills necessary to apply the optical models to simple problems resolution. In particular, those corresponding to wave optics, geometrical optics and quantum optics (light as photons accumulation). Understand the basics of applications based on optics. Understand the basic phenomena involved in the interaction of light and matter.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
0. A brief history 1. Wave motion 2. Electromagnetic waves 3. The propagation of light 4. Geometrical optics 5. Interference and diffraction 6. Polarization 7. Quantum optics
Learning activities and methodology
-In the lectures the theoretical concepts previously described, will be discussed. - Given the advanced nature of the subject, when methodologically appropriate, problems solving and questions, similar to those of the exams, in order to: Identify the more important Optics and the light-matter interaction laws involved. Analyze the logic of the result obtained: orders of magnitude, relate the most important conclusions to other scientific and technological subjects involved in advanced optics - Tutorial sessions will be schedule throughout the course, available to students at will. These sessions must be requested in advance
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • E. HECHT, A. ZAJAC. OPTICS. Addison Wesley. ultima disponible
Additional Bibliography
  • GUENTHER, R.. Modern Optics. J. Wiley & Sons, N.Y.. Más reciente disponible
  • R. P. Feynman.. The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Millenium Edition. Basic Books. 2010

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.