Image Science
TeachersKONDO, NaokiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 4 II/IV [Department of Information Science Correspondence Course, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number4C309

Course Description

Students will learn the followings in this course,
(1) Physical and mathematical principles for image treatise (geometrical optics, theory of image formation )
(2) Basic computational implementations of above theories.

Course Objectives

In this course we shall learn the basics of image science which will further lead us to deeper understanding and full utilization of modern advanced imaging technologies.

Grading Policy

You will be graded by your quiz results and submitted reports (total 50%) and final examination marks (50%). Quiz results and reports are returned within 2 weeks after submission.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookText and supplementary materials are provided online on LMS.


Read the corresponding part of the text carefully (~1 hour).
It is recommended to verify the mathematical expressions and programs in the text and supplied materials in the review process (~2hours).




1Introduction: how 2D images are formed physically
2Physics of light 1 (Maxwell equations)
3Physics of light 2 (Wave equation and polarization)
4Physics of light 3 (Theoretical models in optics)
5Geometrical optics 1 (Concept of rays and their properties)
6Geometrical optics 2 (Refraction, reflection, absorption)
7Linear algebra 1 (Simultaneous equations and matrices)
8Linear algebra 2 (Simultaneous equations and matrices)
9Matrix operation 1 (Octave basics)
10Matrix operation 2 (Matrix operations in Octave)
11Theory of image formation 1 (Ray transfer matrix, free space propagation)
12Theory of image formation 2 (Functions of lenses)
13Theory of image formation 3 (Mechanics of image formation)
14Theory of image formation 4 (binocular parallax and stereo vision)
15Summary and final examination