Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Quantum Matter Program
Lecture Code WSP04200 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物質科学概論
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Introduction to Physics and Material Science
シマハラ ヒロシ,マツムラ タケシ,ミヤオカ ヒロキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-6,Fri5-6:AdSM 401N
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students Graduate students in his/her 1st year, except those who have graduated from any department of physics
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This lecture is for students whose major is not physics, on natures, functions, and transitions of matters, from viewpoints of fundamental physics.
Class Schedule lesson  1 (4/10) Present and future for energy (Miyaoka)
lesson  2 (4/12) What is light (Matsumura)
lesson  3 (4/17) Renewable energy and hydrogen (Miyaoka)
lesson  4 (4/19) Why we can see stars in the night sky (Matsumura)
lesson  5 (4/24) Fundamentals of hydrogen (Miyaoka)
lesson  6 (4/26) Atoms, molecules, and electrons (Matsumura)
lesson  7 (5/7)  Research on hydrogen production (Miyaoka)
lesson  8 (5/10) Heating foods by a microwave (Matsumura)
lesson  9 (5/15) Research on hydrogen storage (Miyaoka)
lesson 10 (5/17) Why glass is transparent and sky is blue (Matsumura)
lesson 11 (5/22) The method of physics (Shimahara)
lesson 12 (5/24) Principle of quantum mechanics (Shimahara)
lesson 13 (5/29) Description of macroscopic state by Statistical mechanics (Simahara)
lesson 14 (5/31) Understanding of phase transition by statistical mechanics (Shimahara)
lesson 15 (6/5) Physics for various phenomena (Shimahara) 
Documents are provided as occasion demands.
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(More Details) Projector is used. Please pay attention to the bulletin board.  
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Preparation and
Not merely memorize concepts and equations explained in the lecture, but consider the processes to reach them and phenomena arising from them.  
Requirements Students who chose problems of sciences in entrance examination are not allowed to take this class. This lecture is given in Japanese language only. Participants are required to have superior ability in Japanese language.
Grading Method Reports and mini-tests.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This lecture is on physics, but neither on chemistry nor on engineering.
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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