Optical design teaching by computing graphic methods



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Vázquez Moliní, Daniel and Muñoz de Luna Clemente, Javier and Álvarez Fernández-Balbuena, Antonio and García Botella, Ángel and Belloni, Paola and Alda, Javier (2012) Optical design teaching by computing graphic methods. Proceedings of SPIE, 8481 (84810w). 7 p.. ISSN 0277-786X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.932266


One of the key challenges in the teaching of Optics is that students need to know not only the math of the optical design, but also, and more important, to grasp and understand the optics in a three-dimensional space. Having a clear image of the problem to solve is the first step in order to begin to solve that problem. Therefore to achieve that the students not only must know the equation of refraction law but they have also to understand how the main parameters of this law are interacting among them. This should be a major goal in the teaching course. Optical graphic methods are a valuable tool in this way since they have the advantage of visual information and the accuracy of a computer calculation.

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Proc. SPIE 8481, Optics Education and Outreach II, 84810W (15 October 2012)
Copyright 2012. Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical design; Computing graphic methods; Three-dimensional space
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
Humanities > Fine Arts > Graphic design
ID Code:45101
Deposited On:19 Oct 2017 10:14
Last Modified:23 Oct 2017 10:58

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