Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Physics

  1. EDU431: Teaching Practice II

    (3 credit units)

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

  2. SED431: Science Technology and Society

    (2 credit units)

    Socio-political aspects of science and technology, health and diseases, the effects on the environment of fuel, food, water, waste disposal.Application of science and technology to everyday life; Basic Scientific principles involved in the design and functioning of everyday appliances, devices, systems and phenomena.Relevance of the school science curricula to societal needs.

  3. SED421: Seminar in Science Education

    (2 credit units)

    Identification and examination of some of the issues confronting science education in Nigeria. The major issues include funding, laboratory equipment, gender equity, methodology, curriculum, facilities, vocational guidance, Distribution, teacher education, measurement, evaluation and assessment in science.

  4. PHY411: Analytical Mechanics

    (3 credit units)

    Degrees of freedom, generalised coordinates, Lagrange’s formation of mechanics and applications. The cost of variation and the action principles. Hamilton’s formulation of mechanics, canonical transformations and applications, invariance and conservation law, oscillatory systems including damped, forced and coupled oscillations, normal modes

  5. PHY371: Experimental Physics/Research Method

    (2 credit units)

    Experiments: A series of mini-courses on important experimental techniques and performance of laboratory experiments. Topics covered include electronics, optics, electricity, atomic, molecular and nuclear physics, low temperature physics, statistics and data handling and scientific writing. Research: Meaning and its characteristics, purpose of and real steps in research, the scientific method, hypothesis. Choice of research topics and its design and characteristics, library search and referencing, graphical representation, sketches, illustrations with tables and drawings, project reporting and thesis writing.

  6. PHY421: Electromagnetic Waves and Optics

    (3 credit units)

    Maxwell’s equations and their applications, waves in space and in dielectric and conducting media. The wave equation, propagation of plane waves, reflection and refraction, transmission lines, wave guides and resonant cavities, radiation, interference of waves, diffraction. Interferometry, production of polarised light, dischronism, Faraday effect, photoelasticity.

  7. PHY471: Seminar

    (1 credit units)

    Seminar

  8. PHY401: Introduction to Telecommunication Systems

    (2 credit units)

    Modulation, radio and T.V. systems, telephone instruments, lines loses, noise T a T networks, radar and navigational aids data transmission

  9. PHY491: Nuclear and Particle Physics I

    (3 credit units)

    Nuclear Concepts: Nuclear size, nuclear masses; nuclear forces, nuclear – nucleon scattering, the deuteron, nuclear models, radio-active decay, alpha, beta, gamma decays, nuclear reactions, nuclear reactions and properties of the neutron-cross sections, principles of nuclear reactor, high energy nuclear physics.

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