Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Physics

  1. SED312 : Science/Mathematical Methods II

    (2 credit units)

    Planning to teach – Lesson Planning, the scheme of work.Strategies for science Teaching, qualities of an effective science teacher, principles of classroom management.General principles and philosophy of improvisation in science teaching.Sourcing for producing a catalogue of science teaching materials in the immediate and distant environment.Improvisable experiments in the science curriculum

  2. EDU322: Educational Statistics

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to Parametric Statistics and inferential statistics – Measures of Central tendency, measures of dispersion, Standard deviation, Correlation and Regression. Chi Square, T-test, Analysis of variance (ANOVA), ANCOVA.Applications of Statistics in Educational Research.

  3. EDU332: ICT in Education

    (2 credit units)

    An application of the principles of information and computer technology to education.

  4. EDU312: Sociology of Education

    (2 credit units)

  5. EDU342: Teaching Practice I

    (3 credit units)

    Practical implementation of teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as applied to the subject area.

  6. SED322: School Science Laboratory

    (2 credit units)

    An examination of the concept of the School Science Laboratory as an instructional facility.Objectives of school science teaching achievable through the use of the laboratory.Laboratory design, organization and management.Safety in the Laboratory.Skill description in aspects of laboratory work and construction of basic teaching resources.

  7. PHY262: Vector, Tensor & Complex Analysis

    (3 credit units)

    Vector algebra, vector dot and cross product. Equations of curves and surfaces. Vector differentiation and applications, gradient, divergence and curl, vector integration, line, surface and volume integrals, Green’s strokes and divergence theorems. Tensor product of vector spaces, tensor algebra, symmetry, cartesian tensors.

  8. PHY232: Optics and Waves

    (2 credit units)

    Wave phenomena, acoustic wave, the harmonic oscillator, vibration in strings. Beats, waves on a string, energy in wave motion, elementary treatment of waves; types and properties, longitudinal waves, standing waves, group and phase velocity; propagation; intensity; phase and path difference. Wave behaviour, reflection, refraction, diffraction, standing waves, Doppler effect, sound waves, velocity and the effect of temperature; beats; vibrations in strings, instruments, resonance, musical scales. Physical optics; spherical waves, interference and diffraction, thin films, crystal diffraction, holography; dispersion of light, reflection at a spherical surface, thin lenses, lens equation, optical lenses, mirrors and prisms, microscopes and telescopes, aberration and correction.

  9. PHY272: Vector, Tensor and Complex Analysis

    (3 credit units)

    Vector algebra, vector dot and cross product. Equations of curves and surfaces. Vector differentiation and applications, gradient, divergence and curl, vector integration, line, surface and volume integrals, Green’s strokes and divergence theorems. Tensor product of vector spaces, tensor algebra, symmetry, cartesian tensors.

  10. PHY252: Energy and Environment

    (2 credit units)

    Energy and power; principles, demands and outlook, transformation of energy and its costs, thermal pollution, electric energy from fossil fuel, hydroelectric generation; principles and problems. Costs, capacity, storage, reserves, efficiency, new environmental effects. Electrical energy from solar power, geothermal power, tidal power, etc. Promises and problems. Renewable energy systems (solar, wind and biomass) and their utilisation, solar energy technology – applications for rural development, solar stills, solar dryers, solar cookers, solar cooling and heating. Solar cells and photovoltaic systems. Contribution of energy generation processes to environmental pollution and safeguards

  11. MTH222: Vectorial Mechanics

    (2 credit units)

    Vectors in Euclidean spaces, vector and triple products.Equations of lines and planes, vector equations.General kinematics, momentum, angular momentum, foundamental equations of motion.Energy and conservation laws.Dynamics of a particle-force in oscillation. Plane motion of a particle in ( r, ? ), ( s, q ), ( p, r ) co-ordinates.Dynamics of a rigid body.

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