Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQN50002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 現代物理学入門
Subject Name
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Introduction to Modern Physics
ハタケナカ ノリユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur9-10:IAS K102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented class 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students
Keywords Quantum mechanics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to specify necessary theories and methods for the consideration of important issues. 
Class Objectives
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Newton mechanics seemed to have succeeded in describing the world. However, in the beginning of the 19th century, it collapsed and a new concept of natural science appeared. Here, we learn the fundamentals of modern physics focusing on the Schrodinger equation which is the basic equation in quantum mechanics. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Review of classical mechanics
lesson2 Collapse of classical mechanics
lesson3 The Schrodinger equation
lesson4 Solving the Schridinger equation
lesson5 Probabilistic interpretation of wave function
lesson6 Observables and quantum mechanical expectation values
lesson7 Framework of quantum mechanics
lesson8 Quantum mechanical view of nature 
Lectures on Physics Introduction of Quantum Mechanics by Mitsugu Matsushita (Shokabo publishing) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint (in several classes) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
lesson 1: Please review the equation of motion of simple vibration and its solution. Also please review Taylor expansion.
lesson 2: Please investigate what is photoelectric effect.
lesson 3: Please review the differences between partial differential and derivative beforehand.
lesson 4: Let's investigate what potential is.
lesson 5: Please investigate the wave interference.
lesson 6: Let's examine the expected value of probability theory.
lesson 7: Let's investigate Hilbert space.
lesson 8: Let's summarize the differences between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics with your own words. 
Grading Method (1) Class participation and assignments 30%
(2) Final exam 70% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This lecture is programmed so that students in the literature can understand it. 
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