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OPT 175 - Quantitative Skills in Optics

4 Credits

This course teaches students the fundamentals of technical math and metrology as it is applied to optics manufacturing. Students will deepen practical understanding of mathematics, measurements, and a wide range of scenarios in optics manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance with appropriate software and testing tools. Students will learn to set up mathematical relations and equations based on physical situations, drawing on concepts from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 5 Mathematics Placement or Permission of Department

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-QL - Quantitative Literacy (MQL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Solve algebraic equations in optical manufacturing environment.
2.Convert between unit systems that includes degrees-radians, metric-imperial, or fractions-proportions-percentages-decimals.
3.Solve problems using geometric principles.
4.Create equations based on algebraic, geometric, or trigonometric principles that apply to optical manufacturing processes.
5.Solve equations commonly encountered in optical manufacturing that include fractions, exponents, logarithms, or trigonometric expressions.
6.Use appropriate metrology tools and methodologies to measure optics.
7.State the relationship between measurements and statistics.
8.Use measured sag and semi-diameter values of a surface to report a radius of curvature.
9.Interpret specifications to correctly set up optical manufacturing processes and measurement instruments.
10.Apply statistical concepts including average, range, standard deviation, or standard error to a set of measured values.
11.Apply statistical process control to manufacturing process data.

Course Offered Fall, Spring, Summer, Intersession

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Fall Semester 2023