Meeting Times:  MWF  (6th)  12:50-1:40 AM

Location:  NPB 1216

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Chris Stanton
PHONE: 392-8753
OFFICE HOURS:  MW 1:50 - 2:40  or by appointment.

GRADER:  Muhammad  Imran

If you have a question about grading, please email the grader to discuss it  first.
Link to the CANVAS page (for grades only):


There will be a make-up lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from  4-5 pm in room 2165.

Exam 1 solutions are now online.  Click "Exams" in the
upper left above.  HW 6 is now online.  Due Friday, Oct. 27.

The next midterm exam is Friday, Dec. 1.  This will probably be a take-home exam.

: This course will cover the basics of optics.  We will cover:  the electromagnetic basis of optics, geometrical optics, and physical optics. If time permits, an introduction to modern/quantum optics will also be provided. A one semester course in Electromagnetic Fields and Waves is a prerequisite for this course.

 The required text for this course is: Optics, by Miles Klein and Thomas Furtak, J. Wiley, 2nd Edition, (1986).  A good supplemental text is: Optics, by E. Hecht, 5th Edition, (2016).  An electronic version can be purchased at:

Grading: Your grade will be based on homework assignments (40%) and two open book exams (30% each).  There will be no final exam. You are allowed to work with other students on the homework problems, but must acknowledge this in your write-up. Your grade will be determined by this score.  I will give you feedback after each mid-term exam that should help you determine how you are doing in the class.  Final letter grades will be assigned based on the distribution of grades at the end of class. 

Final Exam:  Their will be two during term exams for this class.  There  will be NO FINAL EXAM.

Academic Honesty: All UF students are required to abide by the University's Academic Honesty Guidelines and by the Honor Code, which reads as follows:

We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.  On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."