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SK2320 Problem Solving in Optics 6.0 credits

The course will give a deeper knowledge of optics and tools for problem solving in optics.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2320 (Autumn 2008–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is a “problem solving course”, without ordinary lectures. The main content is therefore depending on the choice of problems.

Intended learning outcomes

The student will, after the course, be able to solve the type of optics related problems that can occur in a professional work situation.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A grade of pass in SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or SK2400 (Quantum Electronics with Electro Optics 9 credits) or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Depends on the choice of problems.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignments, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Examination by hand in assignments (INL1; 6 credits, grading scale P/F).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Profile picture Ulf Göran Manneberg

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SK2320

Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study

Engineering Physics, Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

SK2321, SK2322.


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Supplementary information

The course consists of specific problems chosen by the student and the teacher together. The course is carried out by self-instruction combined with planned instruction classes with the teacher. 

Can be studied individually any time of the year.