Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Physics

  1. GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

    (2 credit units)

    Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: soap/detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making; photography; brick, nails, screws making; dyeing/textile blocks paste making; rope making; plumbing; vulcanizing; brewing; glassware production/ceramic production; paper production; water treatment/conditioning/packaging; food processing/packaging/preservation; metal working/fabrication-steel and aluminum door and windows; training industry; vegetable oil /and salt extractions; fisheries/aquaculture; refrigeration/air conditioning; plastic making; farming (crop); domestic electrical wiring; radio/TV repairs; carving; weaving; brick laying/making; bakery; tailoring; iron welding; building drawing; carpentry; leather tanning; interior decoration; printing; animal husbandry (poultry, piggery, goat.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.

  2. EDU311 : Educational Technology

    (2 credit units)

    The course offers on eclectic approach to the design process application and effects of technique in the teaching/learning situation. It is designed to broaden student teachers’ knowledge on the systematic production, effective use and evaluation of inexpensive and local instructional materials for instructional purpose.

  3. EDU321: Curriculum and Instruction II

    (2 credit units)

    A critical analysis of curriculum in terms of their relevance and National goals. Relationship between curriculum and instruction in terms of objectives specification, selection of learning experiences, learning materials, methods and media of instruction, and evaluation. An overview of curriculum innovation in a subject matter area with particular reference to Nigerian experience

  4. EDU331: Tests and Measurement

    (2 credit units)

    An experience in test construction, administration, analysis and interpretation.

  5. EDU341: Educational Research Methods

    (2 credit units)

    An exposure to the meaning, characteristics, purpose of and steps in educational research, the scientific method, hypothesis. Choice of research topics and its design and characteristics, library search and referencing, Instrumentation and methods ofdata gathering, and reporting in educational context should be emphasized.

  6. PHY311: Classical Mechanics

    (2 credit units)

    Newtonian Mechanics; motion of a Particle in one, two and three dimensions; system of particles and collision theory; Newtonian gravitation; conservative forces and potentials, oscillations, central force problems; moving coordinates, accelerated frames of reference; rigid body dynamics; generalised motion; mechanics of continuous media.

  7. PHY351: Modern Optics

    (2 credit units)

    Coherence and interference. Michelson and Fabry-Parot interference filters. Fourier interference spectroscopy. Diffraction theory, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, gratings. Refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, Lens systems, stops, Aberration. Optical instruments, Laser, holograph. Optics of solids propagation of light in anisotropic solids. Introduction-linear optics.

  8. PHY331: Quantum Physics I

    (3 credit units)

    Schrödinger wave equation Waves, particle duality and the uncertainty principle, De Broglie hypothesis, Born’s interpretation of matter waves, Basic principles of the quantum theory uncertainty principle. Simple harmonic oscillator, energy level potential wells, the Schrödinger wave equation, reflection and transmission at potential barriers

  9. PHY321: Electricity and Magnetism

    (2 credit units)

    Electrostatics and Magnetostatics; electric polarisation, dielectric susceptibility, image charges. Laplace’s equations, Poisson’s equation and boundary value problems, electromagnetic potentials, multiple expansion, dielectric and magnetic materials, Faraday’s law, Ampere’s law. A.c. circuits; Lorentz covariance and special relativity. Current, density vector, electromotive force, law of induction. Continuity and Surface charge density.

  10. PHY301 : Acoustics I

    (2 credit units)

    Propagation and attenuation of sound in the atmosphere, sound isolation and absorption, reverberation, Sabine and Eyring’s formulae, hearing, articulation and intelligibility, acoustics of auditoria, models, anechoic rooms and water tanks. Acoustics of small rooms, noise – problems and abatement.

  11. PHY303: Acoustics I

    (2 credit units)

    Propagation and attenuation of sound in the atmosphere, sound isolation and absorption, reverberation, Sabine and Eyring’s formulae, hearing, articulation and intelligibility, acoustics of auditoria, models, anechoic rooms and water tanks. Acoustics of small rooms, noise – problems and abatement.

  12. PHY305: Geophysics I

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to geophysical exploration. Geophysical survey: gravity method, Magnetic method, resistivity method, electrical method, seismology, seismic waves (P and S waves - properties and speeds), earthquake seismology, seismic imaging: reflection, refraction and tomography. The seismometer.

  13. PHY361: Solid State Physics I

    (2 credit units)

    Crystal structure and crystal binding, lattice properties, indexing crystal diffraction, Laue equations, reciprocal lattice, Brillioun zones. Structure factor, inter-atomic forces, bonding types, elastic properties, lattice vibrations, elastic waves, dynamics of momentum and diatomic lattice phonons and inelastic neutron scattering, phonon dispersion, theories of the specific heat of solids, thermal conductivity. Imperfection in solids, defect statistics, diffusion, ionic conductivity, colour centres, amorphous solids, dislocation and strength of materials. Free electrons of metals, energy – wave vector relations, Fermi surface and energy, cyclotron resonance. Hall effect, optical properties of metals, thermionic and field emissions.

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