This course conducts elementary experiments related to mechanics, waves, optics, and thermodynamics.
Students confirm physical phenomena through experiments and learn experimental techniques used in physics, measurements using computers, methods of data analyses and specifics of report preparation.
By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the principles and methods of experiments.
2) Efficiently use experimental apparatus.
3) Analyze experimental data.
4) Prepare clear and concise experimental reports.
Angular momentum, inertial force, Young's modulus, surface tension, specific heat, specific-heat ratio, Diffraction and interference of light waves, wavelength of light
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is conducted every two weeks alternately with Exercises in Physics I. Students are to complete given experiments and report their results. In principle, two students will work on an experiment together.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||From class 2, students will rotate through and complete the 6 themes out of following seven experiments. 1. Angular momentum and inertial force||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 3||2. Young’s modulus||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 4||3. Surface tension of a liquid||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 5||4. Specific heat of a solid||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 6||5. Specific-heat ratio of air||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 7||6. Diffraction and interference of light wave 7. Measurement of the wavelength of light||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
Elementary Physics Experiments: Fumio Kakimoto and Kenji Ema; Tokyo Kyogakusha
Learning achievement is evaluated by student’s class performance, reports, and attendance
Toshiyuki Kikuchi (kikuchi[at]phys.titech.ac.jp, 2464)
Contact by e-mail in advance