マテリアル工学外国語基礎

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マテリアル工学外国語基礎
Basic Technical English in Materials Science and Engineering
B202100001 2 3 前期授業 専門科目 BCMAE2814-E1 月3 B5-1B39 Prassides Kosmas

オフィスアワー

Monday afternoon

授業目標

[Purpose of the course]
The purpose is to introduce students to a series of materials science themes taught entirely in English. In this way they will acquire and develop the technical vocabulary necessary to study and communicate in English on a fundamental subject of solid state science, namely the fundamental knowledge of solid state structures of materials. The course will include some new concepts as well as ideas already studied in Japanese.

[Goals of the course]
The attainment target of this course is for the students to be able to express correctly in English fundamental materials chemistry ideas in three specific areas:
1. to understand the fundamental ideas of packing of spheres in the solid state as the approximation to understand fundamental issues of structural chemistry
2. to understand how experimentally solid state structures are probed and determined (X-ray/neutron/electron diffraction) - Bragg's law introduced
3. to understand how to use actual experimental diffraction data to extract structural information about the size and symmetry of the fundamental building block, the unit cell

教科書

N/A - The work delivered during the classes will be used as textbook

参考書

• Inorganic Chemistry Sixth Edition (OUP) Weller, Overton, Rourke, Armstrong
• シュライバー・アトキンス無機化学<上><下>(第4版)
• ウエスト個体化学基礎と応用(講談社

関連科目

N/A

授業時間外の学習(準備学習等について)

- Prepare for each week’s class by revising the contents of the materials presented in previous classes
- Do any course assignments and hand them in on time
- Revise all technical terms in English and try to understand their meaning and correspondence with Japanese technical terms

授業の概要

My experience from lecturing to Japanese students has taught me that as the students are entirely accustomed to attend lectures in Japanese and frequently lack the basic English scientific vocabulary, English lectures pose a huge challenge. Conventional powerpoint presentations do not work well as they are delivered fast with students unable to follow scientific concepts in a foreign language. Typically I prefer lectures with material handwritten/drawn on the classroom whiteboard. This proceeds slowly to allow interaction with students and provides time for comprehension, in-class discussion and Q&A sessions. As a result, the course will be undertaken entirely by using the whiteboard to ensure slow development of the ideas and allowing students sufficient time to comprehend the subject presented in a linguistic medium (i.e. English) they are entirely unaccustomed to.

授業計画

第1回 Explanation of the course and outline of the methodology to be used 準備学習等
第2回 Introduction to solid materials and their structures 準備学習等
第3回 Solid state packing of spheres and concept of maximum occupation of space I 準備学習等
第4回 Solid state packing of spheres and concept of maximum occupation of space II 準備学習等
第5回 Survey of the fundamental structural families of simple solids I 準備学習等
第6回 Survey of the fundamental structural families of simple solids II 準備学習等
第7回 Introduction to diffraction techniques 準備学習等
第8回 Mid-term exercise 準備学習等
第9回 Fundamentals of crystal symmetry I 準備学習等
第10回 Fundamentals of crystal symmetry II 準備学習等
第11回 The mathematical foundations of crystal structure determination using diffraction techniques I 準備学習等
第12回 The mathematical foundations of crystal structure determination using diffraction techniques II 準備学習等
第13回 Worked out examples of real experimental data and development of methodology to extract structural information I 準備学習等
第14回 Worked out examples of real experimental data and development of methodology to extract structural information II 準備学習等
第15回 Worked out examples of real experimental data and development of methodology to extract structural information III 準備学習等
第16回 Final examination 準備学習等

成績評価

-Evaluation of the degree of success towards fulfilling the attainment targets, namely to express in English selected fundamental concepts of materials chemistry, as described in the Course Goals section
-The course will be assessed by combining the marks of any home assignments (20%), the mid-term evaluation (40%) and the final evaluation (40%)
-To pass this course, a combined mark of C or higher (60% or higher) is required

備考(実務経験の活用を含む)

- Complete application for the course by the day before the start of the course
- The course plan is as described in this syllabus.
- Questions are welcome by visiting my office. For the latter, we can make specific appointment either by e-mail or after the classes.