Physics 2
TeachersNAKAMURA, ShinichiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsRequisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number3F132

Course Description

We handle rotational motion, rigid body, wave motion.
By following the textbook, I will explain the details and show concrete calculations. Do exercises every time and increase your understanding. We will explain the physical phenomena using VTR, DVD for the first one hour each time and practice in the rest of the time.
In this lesson, you will acquire knowledge about DP3.

Course Objectives

Learn the fundamentals of wave, deepen understanding through simple exercises, aim at the level of Physics 2 in the first and second years.
The goal is to understand the fundamental of rotational motion and rigid body, wave.

Grading Policy

Grades will be evaluated only by the results of the final exams. However, when exercises are given as supplements etc., report points may be added to the submitter.
Each exercise and answer will be posted on the homepage. By reviewing each page on the homepage, you can feed back your learning outcomes.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookBasic PhysicsYasuo HaraAcademic Book Publisher, ISBN 978-4-7806-0660-7
TextbookAnother textbook can be used equivalent to "Basic Physics".


Please read the acoustic or light wave parts of the specified textbook (or equivalent textbook) in advance about 1.5 hours as preliminary study. Master the math necessary for understanding.
As a review for 1.5 hours, please answer every exercise question, and study further about the related part of the textbook.


Please bring a scientific calculator every time for exercises.
In some cases, OHP, VTR, DVD will be used in combination.
We will use the homepage to place exercises.


1Rotational motion and rigid body (1) Rotational motion of mass point
2Rotational motion and rigid body (2) Law of universal gravitation and planets, movement of satellites
3Rotational motion and rigid body (3) Rigid body balancing, center of gravity
4Rotational motion and rigid body (4) Rotary motion of rigid body
5Nature of wave (1) Transverse waves, longitudinal waves, how to express waves
6Nature of wave (2) Principle of wave superposition and interference
7Nature of wave (3) Phase of reflected wave
8Nature of wave (4) Natural vibration of string
9Sonic wave (1) Three elements of sound, sound wave speed
10Sonic wave (2) Air column vibration, beat
11Sonic wave (3) Doppler effect
12Light wave (1) Reflection and refraction of light
13Light wave (2) Dispersion of light, diffraction grating
14Light wave (3) Doppler effect of lightwave
15Final exams, summary