Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. PYE421: Optoelectronic Devices

    (3 credit units)

    Elements of Light and Solid State Physics: Wave nature of light, Polarization, Interference, Diffraction, Light Source, review of Quantum Mechanical concept, Review of Solid State Physics, Review of Semiconductor Physics, Semiconductor Junction Device, Review. Display Devices and Lasers: Introduction, Photo Luminescence, Cathode Luminescence, Electro Luminescence, Injection Luminescence, LED, Plasma Displaycs, Liquid Crystal Displays, Numeric Display, Laser Emission, Absorption, Radiation, Population Inversion, Optical feedback, Threshold condition, Laser Modes, Classes of Lasers, Mode Locking, Laser applications. Optical detection devices: Photo detector, Thermal detector, Photon Devices, Photo Conductors, Photo diodes, Detector Performance. Optoelectronic modulator and switching devices: Introduction, Analog and Digital Modulation, Electro-optic modulators, Magneto Optic Devices, Optical, Switching and Logic Devices. Optoelectronic integrated circuits: Introduction, hybrid and Monolithic Integration, Applications of Opto Electronics Integrated Circuits, Integrated transmitters and Receivers, Guided wave devices.

  6. 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.

  7. PYE441: Seminar

    (1 credit units)

  8. PHY451: Applied Optics

    (3 credit units)

    Imaging system as a linear system, convolution integral. Wiener Kinnchin Theorem, information processing.

  9. PHY471: Seminar

    (1 credit units)


  10. 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.

  11. CMP311: Introduction to Digital Design and Microprocessors

    (3 credit units)

    Combinatorial logic, Sequential Logic, microprocessors: structures and different types of design, mode of operations and applications. Microcomputers: components, different types of micro computers, main features and components.

  12. CMP321: Computer Architecture& Operating Systems I

    (3 credit units)

    Basic logic design; Data Representation, Instruction formats; computer architecture; study architecture of an actual simple minicomputer. Memory system, general characteristics of memory operation, (Technology- magnetic recording.Semi-conductor memory, charge coupled devices magnetic bubble); memory addressing, memory hierarchy, virtual memory control system. Hard ware control, micro programmed control. Asynchronous control, I/O control.Introduction to the methodology of fault-tolerant computing.Operating systems, operating system components, Issues in analyzing and designing operating systems: Process synchronization, I/O techniques, buffering, file systems, process scheduling, memory management, job scheduling, resource allocation, system modeling: performance measures and evaluation, windows NT administrations and NT services. Linux, UNIX as an operating system.

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