The syllabus was expanded in 2009 to include Fermat's principle (this was previously taught as an off-syllabus aside, but is now part of the main syllabus). In 2011 it was expanded again to included systems with two lenses (telescopes and microscopes). Telescopes and microscopes are non-examinable for Prelims, but knowledge of these topics will be assumed by subsequent courses.
Geometric Optics handout at 1 slide or 4 slides per page.
Geometric Optics Problem Sheet.
Wave Optics handout at 1 slide or 4 slides per page.
Wave Optics Problem Sheet.
Document on conventions in describing waves.
Exam questions for revision lecture: June 2006
Treatise on Light, by Christiaan Huygens, Translated by Silvanus P. Thompson, for Project Gutenberg.
Opticks, by Isaac Newton, Project Gutenberg.
HyperPhysics and Wikipedia Optics.