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Physics

The curriculum of physics consists of mechanics, electricity & magnetism, statistical physics, quantum physics, and mathematical physics. These courses are called area major I, and students start to study mechanics first in autumn term of their sophomore year. Before studying mechanics, students should take general physics I and II in spring and autumn terms of sophomore year. Through the general physics courses, students can study the foundation of physics, and so students who did not learn physics in high school can also have the chance to become a physics major. The courses of area major II are also recommended to take for students, especially for those who hope to go to graduate school. Students can study advanced physics in detail through the courses of topics in physics I, II, III, IV, V. These correspond to biophysics, solid physics, physical optics, fluid physics and elementary particle physics. The contents of these courses are flexible according to the specialty of faculty members and interests of the students. In the advanced seminars, students may prepare themes according to their interests.

The major research areas of our faculty members are statistical physics, elementary particle physics, laser optical physics, solid physics, and biophysics. Students can choose their theme for senior thesis from the various specialities of the faculty members. Students also can choose their thesis work from themes such as astronomy, aircraft engineering, etc. Most of the students who graduate in physics choose to go to graduate school and about 70% of senior students go to graduate school in Japan or overseas.


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