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Intermediate Technical Japanese, Volume 1

Readings and Grammatical Patterns

James L. Davis

Publication Year: 2002

     Learn how to read and translate technical manuals, research publications, and reference works. This two-volume set is designed to help the intermediate-level learner of Japanese build a technical vocabulary, reinforce understanding of frequently used grammatical patterns, improve reading comprehension, and practice translating technical passages. The glossary in volume 2 clarifies words and phrases that often puzzle beginning readers.
     The sample readings on technical topics are drawn from a broad range of specialties, from mathematics and computer science to electronics and polymer science. The initial grammar lesson and the first nine field-specific lessons constitute the common core to be used by all instructors or students. Topics of interest from the remaining thirty-one field-specific lessons may be selected to produce a customized course of study. Intermediate Technical Japanese is designed to fulfill a typical two-semester sequence.

Volume 1 contains:
o  information about 600 key kanji
o  explanations of 100 important grammatical patterns
o  more than 700 scientific or technical essays
o  an index of the grammatical patterns.

Volume 2 contains:
o  a complete glossary

Published by: University of Wisconsin Press

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

This two-volume set is designed to prepare scientists, engineers and translators to read Japanese technical documents. The reader is presumed to have already studied Japanese for at least one year. These volumes were prepared for use in a two-semester sequence of technical Japanese courses at the intermediate level, but they are also well suited for use as self-study materials. The primary objectives are to help the reader build a technical vocabulary in Japanese, to reinforce the reader's understanding of important grammatical constructions, to improve the reader's reading-comprehension ability...

Explanatory Notes

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pp. ix-x

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Lesson 0: Review of Verbs and Verb Forms

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pp. 1-6

In this lesson we review the major verbs and verb forms that are frequently encountered in Japanese technical documents. Since this lesson is intended to serve as a review, the explanation provided for each verb or verb form is brief. The reader who would like more information is encouraged to consult the following reference books...

Lesson 1: Mathematics I (numbers and sets)

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pp. 7-16

Lesson 2: Mathematics II (matrices, variables and functions)

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pp. 17-28

Lesson 3: Mathematics III (solutions, statistics and models)

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pp. 29-44

Lesson 4: Computer Science I (fundamentals; part I)

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pp. 45-59

Lesson 5: Computer Science II (fundamentals; part II)

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pp. 61-74

Lesson 6: Computer Science III (applications; part I)

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pp. 75-88

Lesson 7: Computer Science IV (applications; part II)

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pp. 89-103

Lesson 8: Mechanics I (pressure and vacuum)

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pp. 105-118

Lesson 9: Mechanics II (motion and flow)

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pp. 119-131

Lesson 10: Thermodynamics I (fundamentals)

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pp. 133-143

Lesson 11: Thermodynamics II (applications)

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pp. 145-154

Lesson 12: Light I (fundamentals)

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pp. 155-164

Lesson 13: Light II (wave properties)

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pp. 165-176

Lesson 14: Light III (applications)

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pp. 177-187

Lesson 15: Sound I (fundamentals)

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pp. 189-198

Lesson 16: Sound II (applications)

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pp. 199-208

Lesson 17: Magnetism I (fundamentals)

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pp. 209-220

Lesson 18: Magnetism II (applications)

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pp. 221-230

Lesson 19: Electricity I (fundamentals)

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pp. 231-241

Lesson 20: Electricity II (applications)

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pp. 243-253

Lesson 21: Electricity III (semiconductors and superconductors)

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pp. 255-264

Lesson 22: Electronics I (transistors and diodes)

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pp. 265-274

Lesson 23: Electronics II (other circuit elements and basic circuits)

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pp. 275-284

Lesson 24: Electronics III (lCs)

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pp. 285-293

Lesson 25: Electronics IV (other circuits and devices)

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pp. 295-304

Lesson 26: Signals and Signal Processing I (fundamentals)

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pp. 305-315

Lesson 27: Signals and Signal Processing II (applications)

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pp. 317-326

Lesson 28: Computer Hardware I (general)

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pp. 327-334

Lesson 29: Computer Hardware II (memory and recording)

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pp. 335-342

Lesson 30: Polymers I (fundamentals)

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pp. 343-352

Lesson 31: Polymers II (MW, DP, viscosity and processing)

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pp. 353-362

Lesson 32: Polymers III (properties and applications)

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pp. 363-372

Lesson 33: Materials I (ceramics; fundamentals)

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pp. 373-382

Lesson 34: Materials II (ceramics; applications)

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pp. 383-391

Lesson 35: Materials III (glass, carbon and diamond)

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pp. 393-402

Lesson 36: Materials IV (metals)

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pp. 403-413

Lesson 37: Materials V (material processing)

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pp. 415-424

Lesson 38: Materials VI (material properties)

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pp. 425-434

Lesson 39: Interdisciplinary Topics I (magnetic and electrical interactions)

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pp. 435-443

Lesson 40: Interdisciplinary Topics II (electrochemical, biochemical and bioelectronic interactions)

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pp. 445-453

Index of Grammatical Patterns

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pp. 455-460

Kanji Index

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pp. 461-479


E-ISBN-13: 9780299185534
Print-ISBN-13: 9780299185541

Publication Year: 2002