Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. PHY431: Quantum Physics II

    (3 credit units)

    State vectors and operators in different representations in quantum mechanics. Harmonic oscillator, use of creation and annihilation operators. Angular momentum, spin and addition of angular momenta. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theories, identical particles, theory of scattering.

  4. PHY441: Mathematical Methods in Physics I

    (3 credit units)

    Linear algebra and functional analysis. Transformation in Linear vector spaces and matrix theory, Hilbert space and complete sets of orthogonal functions, special functions of mathematical physics, the gamma function, hypergeometric functions; Legenre functions, Bessel functions, Hermite and Langurre functions, the Dirac delta functions, integral transforms and Fourier series, Fourier series and Fourier transforms, Laplace transform, application of transforms. Methods to the solution of elementary differential equations of interest in physics and Engineering.

  5. PHY461: Computational Physics

    (3 credit units)

    Ordinary differential equations and applications, general expansion of physical quantities in complete orthogonal set of functions. Use of numerical methods in physics, various methods of numerical integration, differentiation, numerical solutions of some differential equations in physics, statistical analysis of experimental data.

  6. PHY471: Seminar

    (1 credit units)

    Seminar

  7. PHY481: 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.

  8. 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.

  9. PYE411 : Plasma Physics with Industrial Applications

    (3 credit units)

    General introduction to plasma physics, plasma as a fourth state of matter, definition, screening and Debye shielding, plasma frequency, ideal plasma, temperature and pressure of plasma, magnetic pressure and plasma drifts, plasma waves, Landau damping, collisions in plasmas, hydrodynamic description of plasma, one fluid model, two fluid model, Chew-Goldberg theory, low waves in maneto-hydrodynamics, description of plasma, dielectric tensor, longitudinal and transverse waves, plasma instabilities, transport in plasmas, plasma kinetic theory, Vlasov equation, linear waves, waves in magnetized plasma, electromagnetic waves, waves in hot plasmas, nonlinear waves, Landau damping, quasi linear theory, plasmas in fusion research, plasmas in industrial applications.

  10. PYE431: 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.

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