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The importance of a regular discipline of optics in a undergraduate course of physics: more than 30 years experience in the Physics Institute of the State University of Rio de Janeiro
Author(s): Armando Dias Tavares; R. J.M. da Fonseca; L. P. Sosman; L. A.C.P. da Mota
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Paper Abstract

The importance of teaching Optics as a regular discipline in an undergraduate course of Physics is presented. The philosophic reasons that motivated us to introduce Optics as a regular discipline in the early '70s are established and problems and difficulties to support this decision are discussed. The evolution of curricula in the last thirty-four years is briefly showed and reasons to have done some changes are presented. The consequences and a few comparisons with some other regular courses of Physics in Brazil are presented and discussed.

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Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591774
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Armando Dias Tavares, Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
R. J.M. da Fonseca, Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
L. P. Sosman, Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
L. A.C.P. da Mota, Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5622:
5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications

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