Essential Physics for Global Leaders Ⅰ to begin on October 3, 2018

 Class List of Fall Semester 2018

“Essential Physics for Global LeadersⅠ” will begin on October 3. This is a compulsory class for students in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The class will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

Essential Physics for Global Leaders I will present students with an introductory overview of core concepts in classical and modern physics, underlying natural systems, and current and future technologies of concern to business and government leaders in the global community. Students will learn how to discuss these physical concepts, and to educate fellow students in relevant topics using proper academic English.

Message to Students

Prof. FoleyThis course will be an introductory survey of a variety of topics in classical and modern physics. The topics and the depth to which they are covered may change, according to the student’s background and expressed interest. Students can expect to engage in an interesting educational collaboration, improving their understanding of basic physics in proper academic English.

Lecture Outline

Essential Physics for Global LeadersⅠ [18S1001]
Number of Credits
Foley, Edward Thomas (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building R408
Date & Time
Wednesday Period 3-4 (10:40-12:10)
Year 2018
  October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  November 7, 14, 21, 28
  December 5, 12, 19, 26
Year 2019
  January 9, 16
Lectures will be interactive, and will include physical demonstrations of topics covered. Students will be expected and encouraged to participate in English. Homework assignments will be given for each topic covered in the course. Students will be grouped into teams that will prepare and deliver a presentation to the class, teaching fellow students about topics in Physics they select.
Lecture Plan
  • Class 1: Course Introduction and Discussion of Student Interests
  • Class 5: Classical Mechanics – Newton’s Laws
  • Class 3: Classical Mechanics – Conservation of Energy
  • Class 4: Oscillations, Waves, Resonance
  • Class 5: Thermodynamics
  • Class 6: Electromagnetism
  • Class 7: Electricity and Basic Electric Circuits
  • Class 8: Light and Optics
  • Class 9: Basic Quantum Mechanics
  • Class 10: Semiconductor Physics
  • Class 11: Light Emitting Diodes and Lasers
  • Class 12: Renewable Energy
  • Class 13: Student Presentations
  • Class 14: Student Presentations
  • Class 15: Nuclear Power
Out-of-class Learning
Homework assignments will be given on topics covered. Student teams will prepare and deliver a presentation to the class.
Course materials will be provided by the instructor, or be available online.


Registration Period: Mon., October 1 through Sat., October 13
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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