Observing nature is fundamentally important for research in the natural science of physics. Students in this course will learn the main observation skills that form the basis of research in various subfields of physics.
Students in this course will build devices for observing the natural world themselves, use them in practice, observe signals from the natural world or stimulate the natural world and then observe its response. Students will thus learn observation skills as well as experience for themselves how classroom physics is not an armchair theory, but a real thing.
At the end of this course, students will be able to
1. Acquire the basic and general experimental techniques for the research on physics.
2. Draw up a research plan, collect, analyze, examine the data obtained, and produce a report based on the findings.
Experiment, Light, Vacuum, Electronic circuits, Radiation measurements
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Guidance will be provided first. Students will run an experiment in each of the 6 classes on the 4 topics in Physics Experiments A and B concerning light, vacuum/atoms/molecules, electronics, and radiation measurement, submitting individual lab reports after completion.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The following two main subjects, each of which will be covered for 6 days, will be assigned to every student taking this course. Each subject is divided into some subtopics. A session is held in the afternoon twice a week. 1. Vacuum, atoms and molecules High-vacuum measurement Measurement of conductance Fractional distillation 2. Radiation measurement Cloud chamber Scintillation detector Solid state detector||Explain the method to produce a vacuum. Explain how to detect radiation.|
A textbook issued by staff in the Physics Department will be given. Some other books may also be used when necessary.
Based on attendances (including the one at the Guidance), discussions and submitted reports.
Classes, exercises and basic physics experiments held until the third quarter in the second year Physics Course students are recommended to be studied before taking this course.