Mathematical Science and Physics

To develop people resources who can contribute to new development of mathematical and physical sciences, creation of new industries, and education.

What you can learn and research in this course?

We provide a variety of study courses for the acquisition of a thinking sense and skills of mathematics and physics. Students will search for rules of nature, and deepen their comprehension of physics and mathematical science through their own experiences. In the physical science field, we offer the lecture of condensed matter physics, which mainly searches for new characteristics and new substances, and modern physics, which seeks the origins of matter and the universe. And in the field of mathematical science, we aim to unravel the complexities of physical phenomena and social phenomena through a mathematical approach, such as mathematical statistics, complex systems science, and game theory. Besides, students may take classes in the Materials Science and Engineering course in the common education frame. In addition to basic studies, students will acquire industrial and applied materials science as well as a broad range of knowledge and skills.

Field of Physical Sciences

Students study subjects such as electromagnetics, quantum physics, solid-state physics in order to cultivate basic physics skills, and condensed matter physics and basic physics to acquire application skills in physics. In condensed matter physics we study superconductivity, magnetism, and nanocharacteristics, and in basic physics we study the elementary particles, nuclei, and the universe and their observation methods.

Field of Mathematical Sciences

In order to develop the fundamentals of mathematical science, students study subjects such as applied differential equations, applied probability statistics, and numerical analysis. They also study subjects such as complex systems science and game theory in order to acquire application skills in mathematical science.

How our research can be applied to society?

The research in the Mathematical Science and Physics course is divided into two main fields: physical sciences and mathematical sciences. Research in the physical sciences is applied to the realization of a sustainable society and to the elucidation of the mechanism of the creation of the universe. Research in the mathematical sciences is used to predict unknown phenomena and to design new industrial products.

What this course looks for in students?

In the Mathematical Science and Physics course, students develop the ability to think deeply and logically as they explore the mechanisms of the natural world, from the properties of matter to the structure of the universe, and use the knowledge and ideas they have learned to contribute to society. To this end, this course seeks students with the following abilities and qualities.

  • Basic academic skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and English that are appropriate for studying mathematical and physical sciences.
  • High motivation to study in the fields of mathematical, physical, and material sciences
  • A strong interest in the mathematical and physical sciences and a desire to address the problems facing humanity through the development of natural science
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and to play an active role both locally and globally

What kind of human resource will this course develop?

Our goal is to develop people who can contribute to the development of science and technology in the mathematical and physical sciences, the creation of new industries, education, and the realization of a sustainable society by using their broad knowledge and high expertise in the mathematical and physical sciences.

What kind of career path is expected after graduation?

Thinking skills and sense related to mathematical and physical science are indispensable problem-solving skills in the diversity and complexity of modern society. Students will play an active role in a broad range of fields as researchers and developers. Many are also expected to go on to graduate school, where they will be able to learn about specialized fields in even greater depth.

  • Research and educational organizations such as universities, high schools and national research institutes
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Metallic materials
  • SE
  • Financial services
  • Information services
  • Civil service in the government, such as prefectural and municipal offices
  • Going on to graduate school, etc.

Curriculum

First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Specialized Basic Courses Basic Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus Ⅱ
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Physics
Chemistry I
Chemistry Ⅱ
Biology
Vector Analysis
Fourier Analysis
Physics Laboratory
Chemistry Laboratory
Probability and Statistics
Earth Science
Complex Analysis
Mathematical Science and Physics Course Subjects Applied Probability and Statistics
Geometry Ⅰ
Geometry Ⅱ
Applied Differential Equations
Exercises in Physical Mathematics I
Exercises in Physical Mathematics Ⅱ
Particle Measurement
Contemporary Physics I
Contemporary Physics Ⅱ
Complex Systems
Game Theory
Applied Analysis
Quantum Physics Ⅱ
Graduation Research
Common Courses within Science Basic Exercises in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
Design and Drawing
Thermodynamics
English for Technology Ⅰ
Microstructure of Materials Ⅰ
Electricity and Magnetism Ⅰ
Quantum Physics Ⅰ
Statistical Physics
Circuit Theory
Optics
Electricity and Magnetism Ⅱ
English for Technology Ⅱ
Numerical Analysis
Computer Programming
Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Ⅰ
Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Ⅱ
Solid State Physics
Selected Topics in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Ⅰ
Selected Topics in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Ⅱ
Industry Visits
Electronic Material Physics
Analysis for Materials Research
Dielectric Materials Science
Semiconductor Science and Engineering
Organic Materials
Magnetic Science and Engineering 
Science and Engineering of Superconductivity
Nano Science and Engineering
English Seminar for Science Technology
Advanced Study in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
Common Courses within the Department Introduction to Soft Path Science and Engineering Ethics for Engineers
Nuclear Engineering
Quality Control and Industrial Management Plan
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Selected Topics in Patent Law
Internships
Overseas Training in English for Science and Engineering

Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects Elective and Compulsory Subjects

Interviews with Students

I found the pleasure of observing new quantum phenomena by investigating the physical properties through large-scale experiments.

TANIGUCHI Masaya

[from Morioka Daisan High School, Iwate Prefecture]

We are focusing on specialized materials, such as magnetic materials and superconductive materials. We investigate their crystal structure and their properties through various experimental methods. In particular, we determine the elastic properties of the firmness or softness of a material from the sound velocity transmitted through crystals. The experiments were difficult because I had to adjust the experimental conditions for each substance to find the optimal conditions. But that just made me even happier when I succeeded and especially at the moment when I obtained the first and only data in the world about those substances with my own hands.The physics and chemistry knowledge of high school is an important foundation for the lecture at the university. I hope you will thoroughly acquire this foundation and connect it to specialized subjects at university.

Department of Physical Science and Materials Engineering