Geometrical Optics
Geometrical Optics

Geometrical Optics

by Jared Rovny

If you’ve ever used a microscope or been examined by an optometrist, you have probably been exposed to geometrical optics, a field that attempts to describe the propagation of light in terms of rays, which are abstractions that serve to approximate the path of light propagation. Although these are simplifications, they are extremely useful in practice, and the approximation is quite good when the wavelength of light relative to the structures it interacts with is small. The techniques are particularly useful in describing geometrical aspects of imaging, including optical aberrations. This lecture will provide you with a framework for understanding the path of light through mirrors and lenses.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:48 h
  • Quiz questions 31
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Geometrical Optics

 Jared Rovny

Jared Rovny

Dr. Jared Rovny has been a Lecturer at Yale University in Connecticut, USA since 2013.
He obtained his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2019. He was awarded the D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics in 2019 and the Princeton Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Currently, he works with Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Yale College Prize Teaching Fellowship for his work in PHYS 171 (University Physics for the Life Sciences).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Rovny teaches courses on Physics.

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