Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 63100401 Subject Classification Foundation Courses
Subject Name 新入生のための物理学入門[1工特]
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Introduction to Physics for First-Year Students
ナンバ シンイチ,イマエ イチロウ,トミナガ ヨリコ,ソウ ズウ,ナガサワ ケイスケ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1-2,Thur1-2:IAS K104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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This course will be conducted in person. However, depending on the situation, it may be changed to a web-based or on-demand lecture. If there is anything you do not understand, please do not hesitate to email the instructor and inquire. 
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 First-year students who did not study physics in a high school
Keywords An equation of motion, momentum, angular momentum, energy, circular motions, electricity, electric field, magnetic field, heat, energy, atoms 
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Liberal Arts Education
This is an introductory course for studying physics at the university level. 
Expected OutcomeThis course aims to provide students who have not taken physics in high school with the fundamental knowledge of mechanics necessary for studying physics at the university level. 
Class Objectives
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To build the basics for the student who did not study physics in a high school to learn physics at a university. 
Class Schedule Lecture 1 (4/9) : Velocity, acceleration and trajectory (Instructor: Tominaga)
Lecture 2 (4/11) : Laws of motion and an equation of motion (Instructor: Tominaga)
Lecture 3 (4/16): Examples of motion (Instructor: Tominaga)
Lecture 4 (4/18): Momentum and impulse (Instructor: Tominaga)
Lecture 5 (4/23): Angular momentum and torque (Instructor: Nagasawa)
Lecture 6 (4/25): Work and energy (1) (Instructor: Nagasawa)
Lecture 7 (5/2): Work and energy (2)  (Instructor: Soh)
Lecture 8 (5/7): Circular motions (Instructor: Soh)
Lecture 9 (5/9): Electricity, electric field (Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 10 (5/14): Electric current, electric circuit (Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 11 (5/16): Electric current and magnetic field (Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 12 (5/21): Magnetism and alternating current (Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 13 (5/23): Heat, energy, and gases heat and gases (Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 14 (5/28): Atoms, electrons, and properties of matter (Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 15 (5/30): Atoms and nuclei (Instructor: Imae)

Lecture 16 (6/4): Summary and report on electricity, electric field, magnetic field, heat, energy, atoms, etc.(Instructor: Imae)
Lecture 1-Lecture 8: report will be assigned by the respective instructors for each class
The report for Lectures 9-15 will be assigned in lesson 16. 
The textbook is provided in lesson 1. There exist no other recommended textbooks.  
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Lecture 1: Understand the definitions of velocity and acceleration. Solve problems about these topics.
Lecture 2: Understand laws of motion and an equation of motion. Solve problems about formulating an equation of motion.
Lecture 3: Solve an equation of motion by integrating it in the case of constant acceleration.
Lecture 4:  Derive an equation of momentum from an equation of motion. Understand the condition for the conservation of momentum. Apply the conservation law of momentum for the split of a particle and the motion of a rocket.
Lecture  5: Derive an equation of angular momentum from an equation of motion. Understand the  conservation of angular momentum. Apply the conservation law of angular momentum for some problems.
Lecture 6&7: Derive an equation of energy from an equation of motion. Understand and apply the conditions for the existence of potential energy and the conservation of mechanical energy.  
Lecture 8: Derive equations of motion for circular motions. Solve problems about circular motions.
Lecture 9 -15: Prepare and review the contents shown in the class schedule by yourself.
Lecture 16: Prepare yourself to summarize the contents of Lessons 9-15, as you will be required to submit a report to measure your understanding about these lectures.
Requirements This course is aimed at engineering students who have not acquired the knowledge of physics basics, physics, or equivalent subjects in high school. Registration for this course is not allowed for students from My Momiji system. Registration will be conducted after confirming the eligibility of the student during the initial guidance session. 
Grading Method 50% midterm report, 50% final report. Total score 100. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message A homework report may assigned at each lesson. The score of these reports is also considered in the total score. 
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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