2022 Experiments in Physics B

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Undergraduate major in Physics
Somiya Kentaro  Uchida Masaki  Ienaga Koichiro  Kaneko Shin-Ichi  Uchida Makoto  Fujiyoshi Satoru  Kondo Yosuke  Kaku Shigeru  Yamaguchi Yohei  Ichinokura Satoru  Yamada Kihiro  Oide Hideyuki  Hata Tokuro  Murata Katsuhiro 
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Mon5-8(物理学生実験室(石川台6・南5))  Thr5-8(物理学生実験室(石川台6・南5))  
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  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.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Based on attendances (including the one at the Guidance), discussions and submitted reports.

Related courses

  • Basic experiments in physics
  • Fundamental Mechanics 1,2
  • Fundamental Electromagnetism 1,2
  • ZUB.E202 : Electromagnetism I
  • ZUB.E216 : Electromagnetism II
  • ZUB.Q204 : Quantum Mechanics I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

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.

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