2.71 | Spring 2014 | Undergraduate


Related Resources

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Supplemental Materials

Hamiltonian Practice Problem (PDF)

Circular Convolution (PDF)

Practice Problem for Triangular Apertures (PDF)

Guillemin, Victor, and Shlomo Sternberg. Semi-Classical Analysis. International Press of Boston, 2013. ISBN: 9781571462763. [Preview with Google Books]

Fattal, David, Zhen Peng, et al. “A Multi-Directional Backlight for a Wide-Angle, Glasses-Free Three-Dimensional Display.” Nature 495, no. 7441 (2013): 348–51.

Principles of Phase Contrast Microscopy

Iizuka, Keigo. “Cellophane as a Half-wave Plate and Its Use for Converting a Laptop Computer Screen into a Three-dimensional Display.” Review of Scientific Instruments 74, no. 8 (2003): 3636–39.

Hamilton, William R. Theory of Systems of Rays. 1828.

Pogue, David. “Why Retina Displays and 4K TVs May Not Be Worth the Trouble.” Scientific American, March 2013.

Knox, Wayne H., Miguel Alonso, et al. “Spatial Coherence from Ducks.” Physics Today 63, no. 3 (2010): 11.

Crockett, Christopher. “Gravitational Waves Unmask Universe Just after Big Bang,” Science News, March 17, 2014.

Kim, Myung K. Digital Holographic Microscopy: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Springer, 2011. ISBN: 9781441977929. [Preivew with Google Books]

The Subminiature Vacuum Tube: The Cycle of Technology.” MIT Video.

Ramesh, Krishnamurthi. “Photoelasticity.” In Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics, 701-742. Springer, 2008, pp. 701–42. ISBN: 9780387268835. [Preivew with Google Books]

Recitation Notes

Common Confusions in Ray Optics (PDF)

Clarifications from Quiz 1 Review (PDF)

Additional Information from Quiz 2 Review (PDF)

Lab Demos

Fish Tank Optics (PDF)

Far-Field Diffraction (PDF)

4F Spatial Filtering (PDF)

Course Info

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Spring 2014
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets with Solutions
Exams with Solutions
Lecture Notes