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The 20th century technology revolution has originated from mass-media like radio and television and developed to large scale information storage and communication via electronic computers. This information development is expected to keep on growing and dominate the 21st century. All these modern cultures are based upon a simple natural phenomenon : electricity and magnetism. All devices from electromagnetic wave up to light have been electrically operated. Based on these facts, the 20th century culture can be called an electrical civilization.
Fundamental physical understandings on electrical phenomena were set up by Maxwell in the 19th century. His four equations were able to explain all the electromagnetic phenomena, which led to the engineering revolutions of the early 20th century like the radio and telephone. The engineering that had developed independently from fundamental knowledge of physics now feels a strong need to rejoin physics. Our department has been teaching applied physics, based on electronic physics and engineering, since the department was established in 1988. The department of physics was reformed to the department of electrophysics in 1996, in order to emphasize our characteristics. Charged particle beams, plasma physics and semiconductor physics are some of the main subjects in our current curriculum.

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