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College of Natural Sciences

Department of Physics

Introduction

The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of physics and experiments in order to develop human resources with practical abilities and knowledge in physics needed by high-tech industries such as the photonics industry, display industry, nano and semiconductor industries.

  • 1. Optics: Understand the features of waves including that of lights and acquire application knowledge in order to obtain practical capacities for flat screen displays (LCD, OLED, etc), 3D images (holograms), lasers, fast data processing, optical computers, optical devices, optical communication, high-quality lens design, supersonic wave systems, etc. (5 professors)
  • 2. Nano and semiconductor physics: Acquire practical capacities in key technologies for the IT industry such as nano elements, magnetic semiconductors, quantum well semiconductors, carbon nano-tube, high and low temperature superconductors, computer memory, etc. (6 professors)
  • 3. Educators/Public Employees/MEET/DEET: Fosters physics teachers for secondary schools by having sufficient amount of experiments and theoretical abilities, while supporting public employee tests, and MEET/DEET.

History

1967 : Authorized to establish Yeungnam University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
1973 : Opened masters degree program at graduate school
1979 : Opened PhD program at graduate school
1981 : Changed to College of Sciences Department of Physics
1981 : Opened Physics education department at the Graduate School of Education
1997 : Selected as specialized university for basic science as part of the Ministry of Education's local college specialization project
2001 : Selected as best college for five consecutive years in evaluation for basic science as part of the Ministry of Education's local college specialization project
2008 : Awarded "the excellent department" by Korea University Association
2009 : Selected as a participant of "Green Energy Education and Research Center" funded by Korea Research Foundation
2011 : Graduates : 1115 undergraduates, 199 masters, 72 PhDs, 46 from Graduate School of Education
2012 : Selected as a participant of “Leaders in INdustry-university Cooperation (LINC)” funded by Korea Research Foundation
2014 : Selected as a participant of "IT/Energy/BT Industry Human Resource, Center Customized for the Training of Creative Human Resource in the field of Chemical Engineering (the CK-1)" funded by the Ministry of Education
2016 : Selected as a participant of "Program for Industrial needs-Matched Education (PRIME)" funded by the Ministry of Education

Job Fields

What kind of lives can graduates in physics lead? Most students that graduate from the Yeungnam University Department of Physics find employment at industries or research centers, go on to graduate school or study abroad, become science (or physics) teachers at middle and high schools or find employment at public corporations. During and after choosing career paths, students will be surprised to see how widely they can apply the knowledge of physics that they studied in college. This is because they can operate efficiently at anything they do if they well understand the principles behind matter.

Below are detailed fields that student can enter in the future.

College Professor: First of all, in order to become a professor, students should enroll in graduate schools to obtain masters or PhDs. Currently, over 30 students who graduated from the Yeungnam University Department of Physics are now professors. Majors - Physics, Engineering (Electric, Electronic), Medical (Medical Engineering, Radiotherapeutics)

Education: Graduates who are interested in the education field are currently working as secondary school teachers or managing and lecturing at private academies. Students who are interested in the education field can acquire their license to teach at secondary schools in physics or enroll at the Graduate School of Education and improve the interest level and quality of education. There are approximately 100 graduates who are now working as secondary school teachers.

Research: Graduates who are interested in the physics often enter research centers. In order to work in research centers, students must first acquire their masters or PhD at graduate schools in Korea or abroad. Once they do this, they have a wide range of research centers to choose from in physics. There are currently over 60 graduates who are working in research centers.

Public Corporations: In order to find employment in technology for public corporations, physics is an absolutely necessary requisite and it has various advantages. Graduates have found employment at the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, Korea Telecom, nuclear power plants and Seoul Metro.

Businesses: By majoring in physics it is advantageous to find employment in companies that deal with optics, nano-technology, electricity, electronics and computing. In particular, display companies that include electrics, electronics, mechanics, optics and nano technologies are hiring the most Over 150 graduates are working for large conglomerates and prospective mid-size companies.

Medical: Ultrasonics, nuclear images, NMR-CT, endoscopes, SQUID, X-ray, gamma knives, laser surgery and LASIC, which are used in various treatment and diagnosis devices at hospitals are technologies born from physics, and they make up about 80% of all equipment used for medical purposes. There are not many departments specializing in this department and therefore, there are many opportunities for careers. Graduates are entering radiation fields that operate cutting-edge equipment in university hospitals every year, and it is a very stable job. Doctor qualification tests (MEET/DEET) also recognized the importance of knowledge in physics and has designated it as prerequisite courses. Students can study physics in their departments, pass doctor qualification tests and enter medical fields to become a doctor with specialized knowledge in physics to become in high demand because of their scarcity even in the medical field.

There are many different career paths to choose from by majoring in physics. This is because together with the academic generality of physics, its curriculum also provides students with the foundation to think in a scientific process. Furthermore, students who major in physics can also enroll in graduate schools in Korea and abroad in engineering, economics or management.

Faculty

  • Kwak, Chong Hoon, Professor

    - KAIST, Applied Optics, Green Energy (Energy Physics)

    chkwak@ynu.ac.kr
  • Gwag Jin Seog, Professor

    - Pusan National Univ., Photonics, Energy Physics

    sweat3000@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kwon, Jin Hyuk, Professor

    - KAIST, Optics: Display Optics

    jhkwon@ynu.ac.kr
  • KI HYEON KIM, ProfessorHomepage

    - Myongji Univ., Energy Physics: Energy conversion: Magnetics

    kee1@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim, Eng Chan, Professor

    - Yonsei Univ., Condensed Matter Physics: Magnetism,Energy Physics

    eckim@yu.ac.kr
  • JONG SU KIM, Professor

    - Yeungnam Univ., Semiconductor Physics (Quantum Nanodevices,QD-Solar Cells)

    jongsukim@ynu.ac.kr
  • Jonghoon Yi, Professor

    - KAIST, optics, Laser optics, solar cell, display

    jhyi@yu.ac.kr
  • Choi,Myoung-Seon, Professor

    - KAIST, Acoustics

    cmseon@ynu.ac.kr
  • Jae Cheol Shin, Associate ProfessorHomepage

    - University of Wisconsin - Madison, Optoelectronic devices

    jcshin@yu.ac.kr
  • Joh Young-Gull, Associate Professor

    - Univ. of California at Riverside, Condensed Matter Physics, Energy Physics

    ygjoh1028@yu.ac.kr
  • Rajneesh Kumar Mishra, International Research Professor

    - Motilal Nehru NIT Allahabad

    rajneeshmishra08@gmail.com
  • Behnam Zeinalvandfarzin, International Research Professor

    -

    farzin.behnam@yu.ac.kr
  • SANAM SAEIDNAHAEI, International Research Professor

    - , F-3 변경 필요

    sanam.nahaei@yu.ac.kr
  • Shanigaram Mallesh, International Research Professor

    - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Magnetic materials

    sanigaram.mallesh@gmail.com
  • Majumder Sutripto, International Research Professor

    -

    sutriptomajumdervnit2013@gmail.com
  • Ala Manohar, International Research Professor

    - Vellore Institute of Technology University(VIT University), magnetic materials

    amanoharsvu@gmail.com

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Physics

Curriculum
1-1
BASIC CHEMISTRY
The basic concept of the general chemistry is taught in one semester. This is not the substitute for the General Chemistry (I) or (II).
1-1
GENERAL PHYSICS I
Introduces classical mechanics. Space and time: straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; collisions and conservation laws; work and potential energy; vibrational motion; conservative forces; inertial forces and non-inertial frames; central force motions; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics.
1-1
GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
This course is designed to introduce the basic experiments in general physics. This course includes physical experiments related to classical mechanics ; Projectile Motion, Free Fall, Borda's Pendulum, Air Track, Resonance Tube App, force Table, Centripetal Force, Torsional Rigidity Pendulum
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
PRE-CALCULUS
This course contains basic properties of sequences, limit of functions, continuous functions, rational and irrational functions, transcendental functions, elementary calculus, 3-dimensional vectors, and matrices.
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
EXERCISE IN GENERAL PHYSICS(1)
In this lecture we will solve many exercises related with the general physics (1) lecture concerning newtonian mechanics and thermal physics.
1-1
FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
Fundamental Mathematical Physics is the preliminary course for the Mathematical Physics(1,2). This course relates very fundamental mathematics with simple physics. Trigonometric functions are related to the expression and superposition of waves, differentiation and integration are to the instantaneous velocity, and vectors are to the displacement and force.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
CALCULUS I
Calculus(1) covers the following: Sequences, limits and continuity of functions of single variable, derivatives, properties of derivatives, differentiation rules, higher order derivatives, applications of derivatives, definite integrals, indefinite integrals, properties of integrals, integration rules, applications of integrals, infinite series power series.
1-2
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-2
GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY Ⅱ
This course is designed to introduce the basic experiments in general physics. This course includes physical experiments related to electromagnetism ; Electromotive Force, Coulomb's Law, Equipotential Line, Inductance of Solenoid, Velocity of Light, Current Balance, Magnetic Field of Single Coil, Magnetic Field of straight Conductor.
1-2
GENERAL PHYSICS Ⅱ
Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric currents, magnetic fields and Ampere's law. Magnetic materials. Time-varying fields and Faraday's law of induction. Basic electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
EXERCISE IN GENERAL PHYSICS(2)
In this lecture we will solve many exercises related with the general physics (2) lecture concerning electromagnetism, optics, and nuclear physics.

Contact

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