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SK2376 Optics, Supplementary Course 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2376 (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Refresh of basic optics, camera optics, zoom, aberrations, depth of field and depth of focus, photmetry, light transport in camera optics, projector optics and ligth transport in projectors, alternative projector and display types, optics of the human eye, 3D vision, color vision.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student will be able to:

  • choose the right optical technique for image registration or display in a given situation
  • dimension and design illumination systems
  • experimentally handle camera and projector optics
  • understand and use optical novelties relevant to the programme

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For external students the following are required: 120 credits within natural sciences and engineering or corresponding knowledge and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English B or corresponding knowledge.

Recommended previous knowledge:

Basic mathematics courses for the programme in Media Technology or corresponding courses. Spectral transforms is an advantage.

Recommended prerequisites

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Föreläsningsanteckningar som anslås på kursens hemsida senast fyra veckor innan kursstart.


Lecture notes that are posted on the course website no later than four weeks before the course starts.

Instructions to lab experiments.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

    Replaces SK2375. Course intended for the Media Programme.

    Other requirements for final grade

    The course is examined through contionous hand in tasks during the course from which the grades D and E can be achieved. For higher grades, the grade D on the hand in tasks is required, as well as an oral exam, for which time is booked individually with the examiner. (INL1; 5,5 hp, grading scale A-F)

    Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 2 hp, 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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    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 SK2376

    Offered by

    SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

    Main field of study

    Engineering Physics

    Education cycle

    Second cycle

    Add-on studies

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