Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. Physics

  1. PHY412: Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

    (3 credit units)

    The Hydrogen atom; relativistic effects and spin. Identical particles and symmetry. Many electron atoms. Coupling schemes and vector model. Seeman effect. Hyperfine structure. The diatomic molecule; the Frank-Condon principle. X-ray diffraction. Microwave methods. Resonance phenomena; ESR, NMR and optical pumping and Mossbauer scattering. General concept of spectroscopy, spectroscopy for NQ, ESR, infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

  2. PHY442: Mathematical Methods in Physics II

    (3 credit units)

    Partial differential equations, Solution of boundary value problems of partial differential equations by various methods which include: separation of variables, the method of integral transforms, Sturm – Liouville theory; uniqueness of solutions, calculus of residues and applications to evaluation of integrals and summation of series. Applications to various physical situations which may include electromagnetic theory, quantum theory, diffusion phenomena

  3. PHY462: Solid State Physics II

    (3 credit units)

    Dielectric properties, magnetism, paramagnetism and diamagnetism, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism, magnetic resonance, imperfection in solids, density of states, Bloch’s theory, Kroniq Penny model, E – K diagram, photo-conductivity, superconductivity.

  4. PHY472: Research Project

    (6 credit units)

    The course offers students the opportunity to do research in contemporary physics and under the supervision of staff. A detailed report on the research is presented by the student when the project is completed

  5. PYE412: Digital Electronics

    (3 credit units)

    The transistor as a switch, power dissipation base over drive storage drive and Switching speed, logic gates, NAND or with close logic, the TTL AND gate, truth table, noise margins, television pole, open collector and tristate, TTL, CMOS, NMOS, ECL combinational Systems, Boloean algebra, identities, De – Morgan’s law, Karmaugh maps. Quin McChusky minimisation by computer aided techniques. The half and full adder, Fli-flop, R – S, J – K and D types edge and level trigger, master slave types, the shift register. circuit techniques, oscillation sine wave amplitude control, sequencing frequency stability, waveform discrimination, practical ramp generators. Conversion techniques, frequency to voltage staircase generators analogue to digital, D to A, termination of pulsed lines, Beageron diagram, low noise amplifier design, use of discrete components for minimum noise.

  6. PHY422: Atmospheric Physics

    (2 credit units)

    Atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, radiative transfer processes, particles in the atmosphere, cloud physics.

  7. PHY432: Acoustics II

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to non-destructive testing (NDT), Introduction to underwater acoustics, Acoustics measurement techniques.

  8. PHY452: Geophysics II

    (3 credit units)

    Solid earth physics, terrestrials magnetism, oceanography (related fields include geodesy, volcanology, seismic studies, gravity and magnetic studies, earthquakes and plate tectonics).

  9. PHY482: Nuclear and Particle Physics II

    (3 credit units)

    Radioactivity, detectors of nuclear radiation, nuclear instrumentation and radiation detection techniques, radiation hazards, nuclear spectroscopy. Neutron physics; production, detection of neutrons, fission and fusion. nuclear reactors and nuclear energy. Elementary particles;Conservation laws, particle classification. Strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions. Resonances. Application of nuclear techniques, activation analysis.

  10. PHY492: Biophysics II

    (2 credit units)

    Salt and water transport in the gut. The origin of living matter, bioengineering.

  11. PYE422: Instrumentation and Measurement System

    (2 credit units)

    Basic circuit models, filters, modulators, display and storage building blocks, transducers and their applications, noise in measuring system measurements.

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