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, 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.
Surface tension, specific-heat ratio, 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. Students are to complete given experiments and report their results. Each student works on the experiment alone.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||From class 2, students will rotate through and complete the following 3 experiments (themes).||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 3||3. Surface tension of a liquid||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 4||5. Specific-heat ratio of air||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
|Class 5||7. Measurement of the wavelength of light||Read textbook in advance and understand experimental procedure.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Elementary Physics Experiments: Fumio Kakimoto and Kenji Ema; Tokyo Kyogakusha
Learning achievement is evaluated by student’s class performance, assignments, reports, and attendance.
Toshiyuki Kikuchi (kikuchi[at]phys.titech.ac.jp, 2464)
Contact by e-mail in advance