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Physics for Everybody


Introduce Course

The Contents of a course

Physics is the science that allows us to understand the universe where we live in. In this course, we will study how the modern form of physics began in the 17th century Europe and how physicists continued to change our view of the world through important observations and new interpretations. We will also see that it often took great amount of effort and time for physicists to arrive at agreements and conclusions, and experience how they used mathematical theories to analyze experimental data. Students are also expected to gain insights on how the science has contributed to the development of European civilization and culture.
The devices chosen for discussion are p-n junction diode, photodiode and solar cell, LED and laser diode, followed by field effect transistors, e.g. MOSFET, nanowire, tunnel and spin FETs. After a brief review of classical and statistical mechanics and electromagnetism, the quantum treatment of atoms, molecules, chemical bonds and tunneling are discussed. Also included in the discussion are the molecular spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, molecular imaging, bio-sensor, flash EEPROM cell and quantum computing.

Application period for classes

Physics for Everybody : 2017.09.25 ~ 2018.01.15

Sample lecture

Course Plan

Course Plan
Week Lecture Open
1Week 1. What is physics and why do we study it? 10/9
2. Why are experiment and theory equally important in physics?
3. Numbers are important in physics!
4. Two uncertainties in experimental data
2Week 1. Basics of trigonometry and logarithms 10/16
2. Basics of differential and integral calculus
3. Elementary statistics of average and standard deviation
4. How can we do data fitting with theoretical model?
3Week 1. How was Europe before Newton? 10/23
2. How was mathematics before Newton?
3. Why is Newton so famous?
4. How do hypotheses become laws by theories?
4Week 1. Basic quantities of motion 10/30
2. How did Newton’s laws explain elliptical orbits?
3. Why does an apple fall with constant acceleration?
4. Which units do we use for physical quantities?
5Week 1. How to understand motions that repeat? 11/6
2. What is an oscillation and how does it occur?
3. How does a spring provide the simplest restoring force?
4. How are rotations related to simple harmonic motions?
6Week 1. How Hooke’s law produces simple harmonic oscillation? 11/13
2. How to measure simple harmonic motions?
3. Why do old wall clocks have pendulums?
4. How are meter, kilogram and second defined?
7Week 1. What are waves, and what types are there? 11/20
2. What functions describe the simplest traveling wave?
3. How is the traveling wave’s velocity determined?
4. What kind of wave is the sound that we hear?
8Week 1. How is musical tone different from simple harmonic wave? 11/27
2. How are musical tones mathematically related to each other?
3. How do string instruments produce musical sound?
4. How do we play wind and string instruments?
9Week 1. Once upon a time, what did they know about electricity? 12/4
2. What is the force between electric charges?
3. What is electric field and why do we need it?
4. What are electrical current and electrical voltage?
10Week 1. How are magnets similar and different from electric charges? 12/11
2. Long time ago, what did they think about magnets?
3. How does magnetic field appear around electrical current?
4. How can we make a magnet using electrical current?
11Week 1. What will happen if magnetic field changes with time? 12/18
2. Why and how does the magnetic field induce electric field?
3. Detailed look on Faraday’s law
4. Can we make an electric guitar with Faraday’s law?
12Week 1. Long time ago, what did they think about light? 12/25
2. How Newton and others disagreed on the nature of light?
3. Can a bright spot appear at the center of a shadow?
4. Why do we see repeating bright and dark patterns?
13Week 1. How do we understand interference from two slits? 1/1
2. Can we observe light interference from just one slit?
3. How can we measure the thickness of human hair?
4. How can interference of white light result in colorings?
14Week 1. How fast is the speed of light? 1/8
2. What is oscillating in light waves?
3. What is the medium of propagation for light waves?
4. Let’s try to find aether!
15Week 1. How can we explain Michelson-Morley’s observation? 1/15
2. What will happen to time when speed of light is constant?
3. What will happen to space when speed of light is constant?
4. Finally, why does gravitational force appear?

Course-Staff

Professor

정재호 교수 사진
Prof. Jae-Ho Chung
  • Professor, Department of Physics, Korea University
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Teaching Assistant

    황인용 조교 사진
    In-Yong, Hwang
  • Unified course of the master's and the doctor's, Department of Physics, Korea University
  • new88life@naver.com
  • Course Information

    Complete/evaluation Information

  • After overall evaluation for 15 weeks learning activity, certificate will be issued who passes the prescribed grade regulation.
  • Final grade will only be reflected by Quiz. (Quiz 100%)
  • Quiz will be conducted after each week lecture.
  • After overall learning activity evaluation, learners who receive more than 60% score will take the certificate.

  • Text book

  • Every week PPT and supplemetnal materials

    1. 강좌 번호

      ku_phy_002
    2. 개강일

      2017년10월09일
    3. 종강일

      2018년1월21일
    4. 수강 신청 시작일

      2017년9월29일
    5. 수강 신청 마감일

      2018년1월21일
    6. 주간 학습 권장 시간

      03시간 00분
    7. 대학명

      고려대학교
    8. 분야

      자연
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