||Fundamental Physics IV
2016-04-19 , Nagoya University OpenCourseWare Steering Committee
This is the last of a series of four courses that cover the fundamentals of physics. It focuses on mechanical and electromagnetic waves, as well as optics. Both conceptual understanding and problem solving is emphasized. Applications are discussed.The understanding of waves in general is very important as they manifest themselves in many everyday life phenomena and in modern Physics. In my opinion, the course is very exciting to follow because: 1. among the four Fundamentals of Physics courses, it is the one most related to direct common observations and, 2. it is a valuable path to take since understanding waves and optics is essential as preparation for more advanced subjects, for example in quantum mechanics, chemistry, and engineering.