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
|✔ 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.
|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. Light Interference of light Wave-like properties of light Diffraction of light 2. Electronics Digital circuits Analogue circuits
|Explain diffraction and interference of light. Explain the function and the usage of digital integrated circuits and operational amplifiers.
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 50 minutes preparing for class and another 50 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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.
Consult the course instructors if you wish to register without attending the guidance.