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|
Properties of Matter
Physics Laboratory I
Mathematical Methods I
Real Analysis I
Linear Algebra I
Numerical Analysis I
Abstract Algebra I
General Inorganic Chemistry
Second Year Practical Chemistry I
Elementary Structural Geology
Struture and functions of major cell components
Abu Zaria 200 Level Second Semester Physics Courses
|Course Code||Course Title|
|Mathematical and Compt. Physics|
Physics Laboratory 11
Vectors and Tensors
Real Analysis II
Object Oriented Programming II
Linear Algebra II
General Physical Chemistry
General Organic Chemistry
Practical Chemistry II
Continuous Probability Distribution
and Distribution Techniques
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