Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. Physics with Electronics

  1. PHY111: General Physics I

    (2 credit units)

    Units and dimensions, scalars and vectors, linear and circular motion, velocity and acceleration, Laws of mechanics and gravitation, simple applications, Conservation of energy, momentum; Work power, simple harmonic motion, and simple pendulum, Moment of inertia, angular momentum, centrifugal and centripetal forces; centrifuges Elasticity, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, Fluids, pressure, surface tension, viscosity, osmosis; blood pressure and its Measurement.

  2. PHY121: Experimental Physics I

    (1 credit units)

    This introductory course emphasis quantitative measurement, the treatment of measurement, errors and graphical analysis, reading and repeated readings, best value, mistakes, discrepancy, systematic errors, detecting systematic errors, use of the mean. Reliability measurements, accuracy and precision, a variety of experimental techniques in mechanics and properties of matter and heat will be employed. The experiments include studies of meters, mechanical systems, mechanical resonant systems, heat, viscosity etc covered in PHY 111, 131

  3. PHY131: Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics

    (2 credit units)

    Electric charge, Coulomb’s Law, electric field, electrostatic potential. Energy in an electric field, capacitors, dielectrics. Electric current, potential difference and electromotive force. Ohm’s law, potentiometer, metre bridge, Wheatstone bridge. Magnetic effects of currents, permanent magnetism, earth’s magnetic field. Faraday’s law of induction, generators and electric motors. Alternating current; Maxwell’s equations. Structure of the atom. Radioactivity. X – rays, applications in life sciences. Nuclear energy.

  4. MTH111: Elementary Mathematics I

    (3 credit units)

    Elementary set theory, subset, union, intersection, complements, and Venn diagrams. Real numbers; integers, rational and irrational numbers, mathematical induction, real sequences and series, theory of quadratic equations, binomial theorem, Complex numbers; algebra of complex numbers; the erg and diagram. De Moirés theorem, nth roots of unity, Circular measure, trigonometric functions of angles and magnitude, addition and factor formulae, Indices and logarithms, matrices and determinants, partial fractions.

  5. MTH121: Elementary Mathematics II

    (3 credit units)

    Geometric representation of vectors in 1-3 dimensions, components, direction cosines, addition, scalar, multiplication of vectors linear independence, scalar and vector products of two vectors. Differentiation and integration of vectors with respect to a scalar variable. Two-dimensional coordinates geometry. Straight lines, circles, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola.Tangents, normals.Kinematics of particle. Components of velocity and acceleration of a particle moving in a plane force, momentum, laws of motion under gravity, projectiles, resisted vertical motion, elastic string, simple pendulum impulse. Impact of two smooth spheres and of a sphere on a smooth sphere. Vector equations of lines and planes

  6. CHM101: General Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Atoms, molecules and chemical reactions; Chemical equations and stoichiometry; Atomic structure and periodicity; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Valence forces and chemical bonding; Inter molecular forces; Kinetic theory and gas laws; Basic chemical Kinetics; Basic chemical thermodynamics; Basic electrochemistry; Acids bases and buffers; Redox reactions and redox potentials; Nuclear structure and radioactivity.

  7. CHM161: First Year Practical Chemistry I

    (1 credit units)

    Theory and practice of volumetric/quantitative and inorganic qualitative analyses

  8. CMP111: Introduction To Computer Science

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and History of computers, Computer generation, Computer and the Society functional components of computer and devices, characteristics of a computer, Computers for data processing and types of platform of secretarial duties. Interacting with your computer, Storing information in a computer. Computer maintenance and security devices The Intranet, internet and online Resources, Computer Applications and Problem Solving.

  9. GST111: Communication in English I

    (2 credit units)

    Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

  10. GST121: Nigerian People Culture and Anti Cultism and Social Vices

    (2 credit units)

    Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

  11. GST131: Introduction to Computer Science

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and History of Computers, Computer and the Society. Functions, Components, Devices and characteristics of computer, Computers for data processing and types of platform of secretarial duties. Interacting with your computer, Storing information in a computer. Computer maintenance and security devices. The internet, internet and online Resources, Computer application and problems solving. Uses of the Computer in day to day life.

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