Applied Physics

Outline

Physics is learning that aims to elucidate the principles and rules behind natural phenomena and understand them in a uniform manner. It is of course an important academic region in itself, but the concepts are at the same time applied to every part of modern high technology and play a major role as the fundamentals of engineering. For example, semiconductors, superconduction, and lasers are typical examples of advanced scientific technologies that have been achieved by applying the fundamental principles of physics.

However, in recent engineering innovation, the assistance of not only physics, but also further interdisciplinary science is becoming necessary. It is said what enables unexpected inventions or discoveries in cutting-edge technologies are the comprehensive power of ideas based on fundamental abilities in wider areas. In addition, to flexibly deal with advancing technology and the diversification of such technology, fundamental abilities concerning wider areas are required without being trapped in narrow specializations.

In the Department of Applied Physics, students learn comprehensive fundamental science of mathematics, science, and computational science in addition to physics, and the department aims to cultivate advanced engineers who can deal with any kind of engineering innovation from the aspect of such fundamental science and engineering. Of course, these science areas have not been developed only for the purpose of applications in engineering, but each of them has its own history and ideas. By proceeding with learning,we consider education so that students can acquire methods of thinking that can be applied to science and technology, while respecting their individuality. Further, the recent development of science and technology requires fundamental science to develop new viewpoints. The points are issues on energy and the environment. The Department of Applied Physics is paying attention as they proceed with education and research to cultivate human resources who can deal with these issues. Furthermore, we also consider ways the students can move on to graduate schools in various fields and execute higher levels of research.

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Features of Curriculum

The Department of Physics provides education that rests on physics, as shown by the department name. For education subjects, students will mainly learn the backbone of physics: dynamics, electricity, and magnetism; quantum mechanics; and statistical mechanics. The curriculum is so arranged that students can also learn the fields of natural science and engineering that supports the foundation of industrial technology, including mathematics, science, computational languages, and electric and electronic circuits. For the learning of mathematics and physics, it is important not only to acquire knowledge, but also to grasp the details through their own efforts to perform calculations and experiments in a hands-on manner. For this purpose, we provide drills in addition to lectures on key subjects.

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