Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HC011000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 力学A
Subject Name
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ノナカ チホ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds7-8:SCI E104, (2T) Thur1-2:SCI E102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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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 1st grade student.
Keywords Classical Mechanics. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Basics of Physics. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of physical mathematics, mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learn basic concepts of classical mechanics. Understand that motion of a particle can be predicted using some laws and mathematics. 
Class Schedule 1 Introduction. History of physics, from ancient Greek culture to modern physics.
2 Concept of vector, velocity and acceleration.
3 Momentum and Newton's law of motion.
4 Impulse and momentum. Action and reaction law. Law of universal gravitation.
5 Uniform circular motion-1.
6 Uniform circular motion-2.
7 Energy. Kinetic energy.
8 Energy. Potential energy and conservative force.
9 Simple harmonic oscillation.
10 Motion of planet-1.
11 Motion of planet-2.
12 Motion of planet-3.
13 Forced and damped oscillation-1.
14 Forced and damped oscillation-2.
15 Summary and Remarks.

Schedule will be announced in the lecture. 
Any textbook on classical mechanics will do.  Choose it as you like. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Lecture will be given using blackboard and video projector with computer. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reviewing is particularly important. 
Requirements To understand the lecture, students should be able to calculate integration and differentiation of basic functions,  and be familiar with  algebra of vectors and matrices. 
Grading Method Examination 90%  Report 10% 
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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