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Bsc Physics

Bachelor Of Science in Physics

Introduction

The Department of Physics, in accordance with the general objectives of the University offers a programme of study which would satisfy the needs and aspirations of the society from which its students are drawn. The programme is sufficiently flexible to permit and encourage students to develop interest in relevant fields and specialist option topics. These specialist options/topics are specifically oriented towards industrial applications and the overall pattern of employment of physics graduates. The department also offers basic courses and service courses to science and engineering oriented schools.

Design of the Programme
The first year is spent on basic science courses and the students therefore take all the 8 units offered by the Department of Physics. In second year, students opting to major in any areas of Physical Sciences have to register for 12 units in the department of Physics, 12 units in Chemistry, 18 units in Mathematics and 3 units of an IRD course. The third and fourth years are devoted to an intensive study of theoretical and experimental physics courses. In year three of study, students majoring in Physics will take the 24 units in the Department of Physics and 18 units from other Science courses identified by the department. During the fourth year the students shall take the 27 units of the core courses and 15 units of elective courses offered by the department or by other departments. There are laboratory practices, machine workshop practice and guided research project throughout the four years of study. These are aimed at developing the graduate’s practical skills. The programme provides graduates not only with a specialized knowledge of the subject but also a mind which has been trained and exposed to well established scientific and technological procedures

Course Structure

First Year

 

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

PHY 110

Basic Physics I4

 

IRD 100

Communication Skills I

3

IRD 101

Quantitative Skills I

3

BOT 110

Basic Botany I

3

CHE 110

Basic Chemistry I

3

MAT 110

Basic Calculus I

3

ZOO 110

Basic Zoology I

3

 

Second Semester

 

Code

Title

Units

PHY 111

Basic Physics II

4

BOT 111

Basic Botany II

3

CHE 111

Basic Chemistry II

4

MAT 111

Geometry and Elementary Applied Mathematics

3

ZOO 111

Basic Zoology II

3

IRD 102

Communication Skills II

3

IRD 103

Development Concepts and Applications

3

 

Second Year


 

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

PHY 210

Electricity and magnetism

3

PHY 211

Vibration and Waves

3

MAT 210

Calculus

3

MAT 212

Linear Algebra I

3

MAT 214

Vector Analysis

3

CHE 210

Atomic Structure and Bonding

4

CHE 211

Basic Analytical Chemistry

2

IRD 200

State, Society and Development

3

Course for Wood Science Students

PHY 200

Physics for Wood Science and Technology

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

PHY 212

Modern Physics

3

PHY 213

Electronics I

3

COM 210

Introduction to Computer Science

3

MAT 211

Calculus and Analytical Geometry

3

MAT 213

Linear Algebra II

3

CHE 212

Basic Organic Chemistry

3

CHE 213

Introduction to Kinetics and Thermodynamics

3

 

Third Year


 

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

PHY 310

Mathematical Physics I(MAT 210& 214 (prerequisite)

3

PHY 311

Solid State Physics 1

3

PHY 312

Optics

3

PHY 313

Electronics II

3

PHY 213 (prerequisite)

 

MAT 314        Ordinary Differential Equations and either any two of the        following:

MAT 313

Abstract Algebra

3

MAT 317

Numerical Analysis I

3

MAT 318

Fluid Mechanics I

3

OR

 

 

CHE 311

Methods of Chemical Analysis(CHE 211 prerequisite)

3

CHE 313

Surface and Colloid Chemistry

3

     
     
     

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

PHY 314

Quantum Mechanics I(PHY 212, MAT 314             (prerequisite))

3

PHY 315

Electromagnetism(PHY 210 (prerequisite))

3

PHY 316

Introduction to Material Science

3

PHY 317

Classical Mechanics

3

COM 310

Computer Programming(COM 210 (prerequisite))

3

and either any two of the following:

 

MAT 312

Complex Analysis

3

MAT 316

Methods(MAT 314 (prerequisite))

3

MAT 319

Advanced Calculus(MAT 211 (prerequisite))

3

OR

   

CHE 315

Instrumental Analysis(CHE 311 (prerequisite) )

3

317

Electrochemistry

3

     
     
     



 

Fourth Year


 

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

PHY 410

Quantum Mechanics II(PHY 314 (prerequisite))

3

PHY 411

Thermodynamics

3

PHY 412

Workshop and Drawing

3

PHY 413

Mathematical Physics II(PHY 310, MAT 312, MAT316 (prerequisite))

3

PHY 414

Solid State Physics II(PHY 311 (prerequisite))

3

Two electives

3

Second Semester

PHY 415                Statistical Mechanics      3

PHY 411 (prerequisite)

PHY 416                Atomic and Nuclear Physics         3

PHY 212 (prerequisite) PHY 417  Research Project              6

Three electives 9

[Electives]

PHY 426E              Microwaves       3

PHY 315 (prerequisite)

PHY 427E              Solar Energy Physics       3

PHY 420E (prerequisite)

PHY 428E             Geophysics         3

PHY 429E              Introduction to Lasers    3

PHY 430E              Electronic Circuits and Microprocessors 3

PHY 421E (prerequisite)

PHY 431E             Thermodynamics of Materials    3

PHY 316 (prerequisite)

PHY 432E             Vacuum Techniques       3

PHY 433E             Computational Physics  3

PHY 434E             Fourier Optics    3

PHY 435E             Trouble Shooting Digital Circuits                3

PHY 421E (prerequisite)

MAT 419             Partial Differential Equations II   3

MAT 417              Fluid Mechanics II            3

MAT 318 (prerequisite)

Code

Title

Units

PHY 415

Statistical Mechanics(PHY 411 (prerequisite) )

3

PHY 416

Atomic and Nuclear Physics(PHY 212 (prerequisite))

3

PHY 417

Research Project

6

Three electives

9

[Electives]

   

PHY 426E

Microwaves(PHY 315 (prerequisite))

3

PHY 427E

Solar Energy Physics(PHY 420E (prerequisite))

3

PHY 428E

Geophysics

3

PHY 429E

Introduction to Lasers

3

PHY 430E

Electronic Circuits and Microprocessors(PHY 421E (prerequisite))

3

PHY 431E

Thermodynamics of Materials(PHY 316 (prerequisite)

3

PHY 432E

Vacuum Techniques

3

PHY 433E

Computational Physics

3

PHY 434E

Fourier Optics

3

PHY 435E

Trouble Shooting Digital Circuits(PHY 421E (prerequisite))

3

MAT 419

Partial Differential Equations II

3

MAT 417

Fluid Mechanics II(MAT 318 (prerequisite))

3


 
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