University of Technology Sydney

68315 Imaging Science

6cp; 5hpw
Requisite(s): (68201 Physics in Action OR 68037 Physical Modelling) AND (33290c Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2)
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Anti-requisite(s): 68206 Optics
Recommended studies:

Maths: knowledge of calculus and of complex numbers; Physics: knowledge of ray optics and electric and magnetic fields


This subject builds upon the study of waves, optics and electromagnetics undertaken in an introductory physics subject. It assumes knowledge of calculus and of complex numbers. The subject considers how light is used to observe the world from the molecular scale upwards. It introduces the electromagnetic description of light as well as the description based on photons. Different sources and detectors are considered. The design of imaging systems and their resolution limits are analysed. The subject includes a significant experimental component, which emphasises the importance of careful analysis and clear presentation of observations.

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Spring session, City campus

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