Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. Physics with Electronics

  1. PHY112: General Physics II

    (2 credit units)

    Concepts of heat, temperature; measurement of temperature, clinical thermometer, Heat capacity, specific heat, latent heat, calorimetry, Gas laws; kinetic theory of gases, Thermal energy, isothermal and adiabatic changes. Conduction, convection, radiation, sound waves, intensity, pitch and quality of sound, Propagation of sound in solids, liquids and gases, Doppler effect, The ear, reflection and refraction of light; plane and spherical mirrors, thin lenses; optical instruments, The eye, defects of vision and their corrections, Wave nature of light, interference, diffraction, Velocity of light.

  2. PHY122: Experimental Physics II

    (1 credit units)

    A continuation of the treatment of experimental errors and analysis, Mean square error, standard deviation, sample and set standard errors, meanings and uses, Frequency distribution, histogram and frequency data curve, least square errors and curve – fittings. The experiment will cover topics in optics, waves and electricity involving the use of moving coil meters and the oscilloscope.

  3. CMP112: Introduction to Computer Programming

    (2 credit units)

    Types of Programming languages, Introduction to BASIC, Constants and Variables, Control Structures, Arrays, Functions and subroutines, Data Files and Introduction to Computer Graphics. Student should write, debug and execute programs using a chosen elementary programming language. E.g Qbasic.

  4. STA112: Introductory Statistical Inference

    (2 credit units)

    Statistical data: Their source, collection and preliminary analysis by table, graphs and simple statistics to include measures of location dispersion, skew ness, kurtosis and correlation. Time series, demographic measures and index numbers. Inference: estimation and tests of hypothesis. Regression and correlation of data.

  5. MTH112: Elementary Mathematics III

    (3 credit units)

    Function of a real variable, graphs, limits and idea of continuity, the derivative as limit or rate of change, Techniques of differentiation, Extreme curve sketching, Integration as an inverse of differentiation, Methods of integration, Definite integrals, Application to areas, volumes, Applications to moments of inertia and lengths of arcs.

  6. MTH122: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

    (3 credit units)

    This course introduces the student to the basic definitions of Sets, Relations Boolean Algebra and Graph Theory. Methods of Proof. (Induction, Deduction and Contradiction). Some elementary extension to Matrices is considered as a basis for further courses in Discrete Mathematics and Computer Programming.

  7. CHM122: Physical Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Units and measurements in physical chemistry; States of matter and change of state; Gases and their properties; Chemical equilibria; Thermochemistry; Chemical kinetics; The scope of thermodynamics; The first and second law of thermodynamics; Enthalpy, entropy and free energy changes of reactions; electrochemistry and electrolytes; Ideal and Non-ideal gases; Phase equilibria; Colligative properties of solutions; Ionic solids and crystal structure; Adsorption and structure of surface films.

  8. CHM162: First Year Practical Chemistry II

    (1 credit units)

    Melting points and boiling points determination; Heats of solution and neutralization; Solubility and solubility curves; Organic purification methods; Reactions and qualitative analyses of organic functional groups

  9. GST112: Communication in English II

    (2 credit units)

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

  10. GST122: Use of library, Study Skills and ICT

    (2 credit units)

    Brief history of libraries, Library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, Study skills (reference services), Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-materials; etc, Understanding library catalogues (card, OPAC, etc) and classification, Copyright and its implications, Database resources, Bibliographic citations and referencing. Development of modem ICT, Hardware technology Software technology, Input devices, Storage devices, Output devices, Communication and internet services, Word processing skills (typing, etc).

  11. GST132: Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

    (2 credit units)

    A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy Symbolic Logic Special symbols in symbolic Logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort, The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals qualification theory. Types of discourse, Nature or arguments, Validity and soundness; Techniques for evaluating arguments; Distinction between inductive and deductive inferences; etc. (Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications).

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