Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63150001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 物質とエネルギー
Subject Name
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Matter and Energy
ハタケナカ ノリユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-8:IAS K314
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented class 
Credits 2.0 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 matter, energy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Natural Sciences) Category:Physics / Astronomy / Applied Physics 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
he course aims to give the students an understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics specifically on the basic principles of energy and matter. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Mechanical energy (1) Newton's law of motion
lesson3 Mechanical energy (2)  Work and energy
lesson4 Mechanical energy (3) Energy conservation law
lesson5 Thermal energy (1) The concept of heat
lesson6 Thermal energy (2) First law of thermodynamics
lesson7 Thermal energy (3) Second law of thermodynamics
lesson8 Electromagnetic energy (1) Static aspect
lesson9 Electromagnetic energy (2) Dynamic aspect
lesson10 Electromagnetic energy (3) Electromagnetic waves
lesson11 Relativistic energy (1) Special theory of relativity
lesson12 Relativistic energy (2) E=mc^2
lesson13 Quantum-mechanical energy (1) optelectric effect
lesson14 Quantum-mechanical energy (2) Schrodinger equation
lesson15 Summary 
Textbook and reference books are indicated in the class 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson1 Check the definition of energy before the class.
lesson2 Reconfirm the concept of force.
lesson3 Check the relationship between work and energy.
lesson4 Consider how to apply energy conservation law in the daily life.
lesson5 Reconsider the concept of heat after the class.
lesson6 What is the difference between energy conservation law and first law of thermodaynamics?
lesson7 Study physical information behind heat flows.
lesson8 What is the concept of a field in Physics?
lesson9 What is the smallest unit of a magnet?
lesson10 Who is Maxwell?
lesson11 Who is Einstein?
lesson12 Rederive  E=mc^2 from the very beginning after the class
lesson13 Reconfirm wave-particle duality.
lesson14 Look up Prof. Schrodinger's past record.
lesson15 Summary 
Grading Method (1) Class participation and assignments 30%
(2) Final exam 70% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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