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JAMB Syllabus For Physics Science Subjects This Year

 

Here are topics you should cover while reading for your JAMB physics examination. The upper part of these topics contains the main points you should touch well. You are to go through other topics listed below which are not detailed with the objectives and important points to focus on.

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PHYSICS

CAPACITORS

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:


i. determine uses of capacitors.

ii. analyse parallel plate capacitors.

iii. determine the capacitance of a capacitor.

iv. analyse the factors that affect the capacitance of a capacitor.

v. solve problems involving the arrangement of capacitor.

vi. determine the energy stored in capacitors.


Content

(a) Types and functions of capacitors.

(b) Parallel plate capacitors.

(c) Capacitance of a capacitor.

(d) The relationship between capacitance, area separation of plates and medium between the plates.

C = EA⁄d

(e) Capacitors in series and parallel.

(f) Energy stored in a capacitor.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.

Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


CHANGE OF STATE

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:


i. differentiate between latent heat and specific latent heats of fusion and vaporization.

ii. differentiate between melting, evaporation and boiling.

iii. examine the effects of pressure and of dissolved substance on boiling and melting points.

iv. solve numerical problems.


Content

(a) Latent heat.

(b) Specific latent heats of fusion and vaporization.

(c) Melting, evaporation and boiling.

(d) The influence of pressure and of dissolved substances on boiling and melting points.

(e) Application in appliances.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.

Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


CHARACTERISTICS OF SOUND WAVES

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:


i. differentiate between noise and musical notes.

ii. analyse quality, pitch, intensity and loudness of sound notes.

iii. evaluate the application of (ii) above in the construction of musical instruments.

iv. identify overtones by vibrating strings and air columns.

v. itemize acoustical examples of resonance.

vi. determine the frequencies of notes emitted by air columns in open and closed pipes in relation to their lengths.


Content

(a) Noise and musical notes.

(b) Quality, pitch, intensity and loudness and their application to musical instruments.

(c) Simple treatment of overtones produced by vibrating strings and their columns

Fo = 1⁄2L√(T⁄μ)

where μ = m⁄l

(d) Acoustic examples of resonance.

(e) Frequency of a note emitted by air columns in closed and open pipes in relation to their lengths.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.

Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


CONDUCTION OF ELECTRICITY

This part is divided into two which are:

Conduction Of Electricity Through Gasses And Conduction Of Electricity Through Liquids.

Conduction Of Electricity Through Gasses:

Objectives
Candidates should be able to:
i. analyse discharge through gases.
ii. determine some applications/uses of conduction of electricity through gases.

Content
(a) Discharge through gases (qualitative treatment only).
(b) Application of conduction of electricity through gases.
Books
Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics Jos ENIC Publishers.
Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.
Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.
Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.
Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.
Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.

Conduction Of Electricity Through Liquids:
Objectives
Candidates should be able to:

i. distinguish between electrolytes and non-electrolytes.
ii. analyse the processes of electrolysis.
iii. apply FaradayÂ’s laws of electrolysis to solve problems.

Content
(a) Electrolytes and non-electrolyte.
(b) Concept of electrolysis.
(c) FaradayÂ’s law of electrolysis.
(d) Application of electrolysis, e.g. electroplating, calibration of ammeter etc.

Books
Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.
Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.
Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.
Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.
Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.
Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


CURRENT ELECTRICITY

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:


i. differentiate between emf, p.d., current and internal resistant of a cell.

ii. apply OhmÂ’s law to solve problems.

iii. use metre bridge to calculate resistance.

iv. compute effective total resistance of both parallel and series arrangement of resistors.

v. determine the resistivity and the conductivity of a conductor.

vi. measure emf, current and internal resistance of a cell using the potentiometer.

vii. identify the advantages of the potentiometer.

viii. apply Kirchoff's law in electrical networks.


Content

(a) Electromagnetic force (emf), potential difference (p.d.), current, internal resistance of a cell and lost Volt.

(b) OhmÂ’s law.

(c) Measurement of resistance.

(d) Meter bridge.

(e) Resistance in series and in parallel and their combination.

(f) The potentiometer method of measuring emf, current and internal resistance of a cell.

(g) Electrical networks.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.


Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


DAMS AND ENERGY PRODUCTION

Objectives


Content

(a) Location of dams.

(b) Energy production.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.

Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


DISPERSION OF LIGHT AND COLOURS

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:


i. identify primary colours and obtain secondary colours by mixing.

ii. understand the formation of rainbow.


Content

(a) Dispersion of white light by a triangular prism.

(b) Production of pure spectrum.

(c) Colour mixing by addition and subtraction.

(d) Colour of objects and colour filters.

(e) Rainbow.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.

Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P. N and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.



EDDY CURRENT

Objectives

Candidates should be able to:


i. describe the method by which eddy current losses can be reduced.

ii. determine ways by which eddy currents can be used.


Content

(a) Reduction of eddy current.

(b) Applications of eddy current.


Books

Ike, E. E (2014) Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.

Ike, E. E (2014) Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos, ENIC Publishers.

Nelson, M (1977) Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.

Nelson, M and Parker Â… (1989) Advanced Level Physics (Sixth Edition), Heinemann.

Okeke, P.  and Anyakoha, M. W (2000) Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos, Pacific Printers.

Olumuyionwa A. and Ogunkoya O. O (1992) Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


Other Topics Physics You should Touch Using Same Textbooks As Listed In The Detailed Topics Above Are:


ELASTICITY

ELECTRIC CELLS

ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND POWER

ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

ELECTROSTATICS

ELEMENTARY MODERN PHYSICS

ENERGY AND SOCIETY

EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES

FORCE ON A CURRENT-CARRYING CONDUCTOR IN A MAGNETIC FIELD

FRICTION

GAS LAWS

GRAVITATIONAL FIELD

HEAT TRANSFER

INDUCTANCE

INTRODUCTORY TO ELECTRONICS

LIGHT ENERGY

LIQUIDS AT REST

MAGNETS AND MAGNETIC FIELDS

MEASUREMENTS AND UNITS

MOTION

NUCLEAR ENERGY

OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS

PRESSURE

PROPAGATION OF SOUND WAVES

QUANTITY OF HEAT

REFLECTION OF LIGHT AT PLANE AND CURVED SURFACES

REFRACTION OF LIGHT THROUGH

REFRACTION OF LIGHT THROUGH A PLANE AND CURVED SURFACES

SCALARS AND VECTORS

SIMPLE A.C. CIRCUITS

SIMPLE MACHINES

SOLAR ENERGY

STRUCTURE OF MATTER AND KINETIC THEORY

TEMPERATURE AND ITS MEASUREMENT

THERMAL EXPANSION

VAPOURS

WAVES

WORK, ENERGY AND POWER


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