**Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)** Zaria 200 Level (Second Year) Physics Course Content and Structure to guide Abu Zaria Students, Aspirants, Jamb Candidates and the General Public.

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**Abu Zaria 200 Level First Semester Physics Courses**

Course Code | Course Title |
| Status |

PHYS211 PHYS231 PHYS261 MATH201 MATH203 MATH207 MATH209 GENS201 MATH205 CHEM201 CHEM221 CHEM291 GEOL201 GEOL203 GEOL205 BCHM217 | Mechanics I Properties of Matter Physics Laboratory I Mathematical Methods I Real Analysis I Linear Algebra I Numerical Analysis I Moral Philosophy Abstract Algebra I General Chemistry General Inorganic Chemistry Second Year Practical Chemistry I Elementary Structural Geology Crystallography Field Geology Struture and functions of major cell components | 3 | Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Res. Elect Res. Elect Res. Elect Res. Elect Res. Elect Res. Elect Res. Elect Res. Elect |

**Abu Zaria 200 Level Second Semester Physics Courses**

Course Code | Course Title |
| Status |

PHYS 202 PHYS 222 PHYS 252 PHYS262 PHYS 216 MATH 204 COSC 202 MATH 206 MATH20S CHEM212 CHEM232 CHEM292 GEOL204 STAT 202 | Mathematical and Compt. Physics Electromagnetism Modem Physics Physics Laboratory 11 Vectors and Tensors Real Analysis II Object Oriented Programming II Abstract Algebra Linear Algebra II General Physical Chemistry General Organic Chemistry Practical Chemistry II Mineralogy Continuous Probability Distribution and Distribution Techniques | 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 | Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Res.Elec Res.Elec Res.Elec Res.Elec Res.Elec Res.Elect Res.Elect |

**NOTE:**

1. At 200 level students are expected to take a minimum of 4 credit units of restricted elective courses during the session.

2. * Candidates who fail MATH105 may be allowed to take these courses

**Recommended:** Abu 100 level courses

## Abu Zaria Physics Courses Content

**PHYS211 Mechanics II (3 credit units)**

Vector Algebra, Triple product, the moment of vector derivatives and integration, inertia, frame of reference, Galilean transformation, Fields of force, Linearity and superposition principle, Kinematics, work and Energy, Rotational Motion, Rotational Inertia, Precession.

**PHYS231 Properties of Matter (2 credit units)**

Interatomic potential, equilibrium position, Van-der-Waals equation and ionic forces, Non-ideal gases, Real gases, Isotherms critical point, Transport properties, mean free path, Self-diffusion and thermal conduction. Young modules for a cubic structure, Equipartition, Specific heat of metals, Fourier heat equation, Liquids, Linderfnan theory of melting, surface energy triple point.

**PHYS222 Electromagnetism (3 credit units)**

Electrostatic charges and fields, Gauss’s laws. Charge distribution, Electric potential, Electric field intensity, Dielectric, Electric Polarization, bound charge densities; electric displacement susceptibility, relative permittivity charge, Transport and current density electromotive force, Kirchhoff’s law.

Theremin’s theorem, Magnetic effects of currents, Resonance complex impedance, force Oscillations, Maxwell’s equations, Pointing vectors, Radiation pressure.

**PHYS252 Modern Physics (2 credit units)**

Atoms and elementary particles, Measurement of e/m, The cyclotron, isotope and mass spectroscopy, Wien’s and Raleigh-Jeans laws, Rutherford and Bohr’s models of atoms, Hydrogen spectra, Ritz combination principles, Gravitational Radiation Black hole, X-ray production; de Broglie hypothesis, Uncertainty principle.

**PHYS 202 Mathematical and Computational Physics (3CU)**

Series solution of second order differential equations. Special functions of Mathematical Physics. The gamma function, hyper geometric functions. Legendre and Bessel functions. Dirac delta function. Orthogonal polynomials Fourier series and Fourier transforms.

Laplace transforms. Laplace equation solution to heat and wave equations. Other examples from physical phenomena. Numerical integration and differentiation Numerical solution of some differential equations in Physics. Curve fitting and interpolation.

**PHYS 216: Vectors & Tensors (2 credit units)**

Introduction: Representation of vectors; addition, subtraction, and multiplication of vectors by a scalar. Simple application of vectors to mechanics; differential of vectors, level surfaces. Curvilinear coordinates. Interpretation of vectors; line, surface and volume integrals.

Tensors and explanatory notes on dyads and dyadic. Summation convection and Kronecker Delta Symbols. Rules governing tensor analysis. The fundamental tensor, associated tensors. Metric tensor, Riemannian spaces. Tensor forms of operators; monopoles, dipoles. Quadrupoles, multipoles and tensors. Maxwell Electromagnetic field equations. Special theory of relativity.

**PHYS 261/262 Physics Laboratory I & II (2 credit units each)**

The Laboratory course consists of a group of experiments drawn from diverse areas of physics – Mechanics, Electromagnetism, optics. Electronics modem physics.

**Recommended:** Abu faculty and courses

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