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      DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS





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The Department of Physics was established in 1997. The duration of study is four calendar years including the two-weak spring break and two-month summer break. The department awards the bachelor degree in physics after meeting the requirements and receiving the academic and scientific preparation that qualifies him to meet the technological advancement in scientific research and provide service for the public and private service. The faculty of teachers consists of 15 PhD teachers and 25 MSc teachers in different minors of physics. Moreover, 10 technical employees and one administrative employees work at the department.



In the department, Alkufa Journal of Physics is located. It is concerned with publishing accredited research. It is a one volume-two issues journal established in 2009 for scientific promotion and advancement purposes. Till now, four volumes were issued. The journal obtained an ISSN number as (ISSN2077-5830) and the UoKufa website as [email protected] The department has a planetarium with a reflector and refractor telescopes and a GPS that defines the observer's location via contacting the satellites. Many astronomical phenomena have been observed and documented by the planetarium including observing the moon and its phases and the lunar and solar eclipse as well as many climatic changes of the sun. The most significant event of these, however, is the passage of Venus in front of the sun which the planetarium observed solely.



The department has thin films labs and radiation measurement labs containing devices and equipments with the most recent global features. Much research has been published in accredited impact factor journals within Scorpus. Other labs are:




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Electrical Physics Lab
Computers Lab
Nuclear Physics Lab
Solids and Thin Films Lab
Materials Lab
Thermo-physics Lab
Atomic Physics Lab
Plasma Lab
Laser and Optics Lab
Symmetrical and Digital Physics Lab
Ecological Researching and Radiational Pollution Lab




Department Head's Word




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Physics is considered one of the most important sciences. It became a standard for the nations' advancement, and their competition to invade the space and explore its great wonders is an evidence for the importance of physics. Furthermore, all the other sciences need physics as an interdisciplinary science. Doctors can not consummate their missions without counting on physics in diagnosing the case. Engineers can not work without their tools that submit to the physical rules. Even computers and CDs work according to physics. So, we are in critical need to pay special attention to that vital science and support it in full scale especially by directing the new students who show their complaining and avoidance for that department because they do not realize the importance of physics. Hence, the main stream is not going along with what physicists like, so we hope in the near future for physics to take its pioneering role in building a society relying on modern technology in its course. We, at the Department of Physics- Faculty of Sciences, started the first step on that road by initiating the developed systems that contribute to solving some of the societal issues especially regarding the awareness of the natural radiation level in the environmental elements and its study. In addition, the department has set up a telescope and planetarium to the meteorological system and the good is ahead inshallah.




The Department's Message




The department is looking forward to preparing professionally and scientifically competent students by applying a scientific program focuses on the students' needs for educational and learning tools to meet one of the most aims that the faculty builds on. This aim is qualifying the students academically and scientifically in a way that completely harmonizes with the requirements of the scientific updates of the basic sciences that is central for the other sciences on which the global cognitive and scientific development counts..



Message from the Department Head




Physics is considered one of the most important sciences. It became a standard for the nations' advancement, and their competition to invade the space and explore its great wonders is an evidence for the importance of physics. Furthermore, all the other sciences need physics as an interdisciplinary science. Doctors can not consummate their missions without counting on physics in diagnosing the case. Engineers can not work without their tools that submit to the physical rules. Even computers and CDs work according to physics. So, we are in critical need to pay special attention to that vital science and support it in full scale especially by directing the new students who show their complaining and avoidance for that department because they do not realize the importance of physics. Hence, the main stream is not going along with what physicists like, so we hope in the near future for physics to take its pioneering role in building a society relying on modern technology in its course. We, at the Department of Physics- Faculty of Sciences, started the first step on that road by initiating the developed systems that contribute to solving some of the societal issues especially regarding the awareness of the natural radiation level in the environmental elements and its study. In addition, the department has set up a telescope and planetarium to the meteorological system and the good is ahead inshallah.



Aims of the Department




The Department of Physics has been working on preparing specialized staffs in physics and scientific research as well as preparing professional and educational staffs for the different state directorates especially the medical, agricultural, and industrial ones. Perhaps, one of the most important aims of the department in the Faculty of Sciences is working on qualifying the students academically and scientifically to completely cope with the modernized technology in physics. The department is also looking forward to developing the research skills of the students and get them acquainted with technology and programs throughout their research.



Degrees Awarded




The department awards the following degrees:
1- BSc in Physics in which the department assumes a developed curriculum set by qualified professors basing on the world universities curriculums modified into what suits the technical development.
2- MSc in Physics including two stages: The two-semester preparation year when the core courses are offered as well as specialized courses with some selective ones and the researching year for writing the thesis.

The first graduation class was in the academic year (1999-2000). The number of graduated classes up to 2014 is 16. The department has 108 undergraduate students and 39 graduate students.

 




The Department Vision




The department is endeavoring to establish scientific knowledge and promote the society by producing specialized scientists, competent in utilizing the modern technology in scientific research and imparting knowledge of the different branches of physics to the students. Physics is an essentially interdisciplinary to the other sciences in the natural and industrial fields and advanced research which has effective impact on the development of scientific knowledge.





Department Activities:





1- Improving the graduate and undergraduate studies through conducting applied and industrial research in varied fields.
2- Holding seminars and conferences in graduate and undergraduate studies.
3- Advising the graduation research in graduate and undergraduate studies.
4- Offering training courses in the different scientific areas in the department to impart theoretical and practical to the students.
5- Conducting pioneering projects in radiation scanning in Holy Najaf.
6- Radiation scanning for the department to control the radioactive sources in the department in order to use them for the students in second and fourth stages as well as graduate studies. These sources submit to the safety rules under the supervision of the Iraq Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority (IRSRA).
7- Visit orphanage.
8- Scientific trips for students of all levels by scientific trip each semester.
9- Visit postgraduate studies stage of research laboratories and workshops Physics Department, Faculty of Science - University of Baghdad, access to modern equipment and methods used for the purpose.
10- Visiting professors of science and technology center for the purpose of mutual cooperation and access to the equipment in the center.
11- Setting a specialized committee of teacher to measure the radioactivity in Imam Ali Shrine.
12- Publishing studies of accredited standards in the Kufa Journal of Physics issued by the department.
13- Forming a committee from the department to cooperate with the Nanotechnology Unit in the UoKufa Headquarters.
14- A committee by orders of the UoKufa president to test labs of Faculty of Education/ Physics Department.
15- A committee by Dr. Asmahan Mahmood and a group of students of optical fibers to visit the Nervous Sciences Center in Al-Sadr Hospital to check their optical devices.
16- A committee to support the Iraqi Popular Army.
17- A special committee from the scientific committee to visit Baneqyia High School to educate students of the physics discipline to realize the significance of physics, as well as visiting Sheikh Al-Mufid High School.





Work Opportunities for Our Graduates





There are several scientific and applied areas our graduates can apply their skills to as their basic preparation allows:
1- The Research and Academic Field: Our graduates can practice many basic supportive jobs in the educational and research fields.
2- The Industrial Field: Graduates can carry on all the industrial lab practices and quality control and standardization labs.
3- Health Field: Graduates of Physics Department can engage in the environmental scanning and medical investigations through their ability to use the investigation technology devices.
4- Energy Field: Graduates can assume specialized jobs in the power field in general and the renewable energy in special.
5- Oil Field: Graduate of the Physics Department can engage in at the field and lab works in the oil industry sector.




Staff:




Head of the Department: Dr. Abbas Abunassiryah
Coordinator:Asst. Lest. Mr. Faeq Abdullah Mohammad
Secretary: Ms. Ahlam Shakir





First
First Semester
Subject Credits
Electricity 2
Mechanics 1 2
Calculus 1 2
Computer 1 2
Chemistry 2
Human right 1 2
Astronomy 1 2
Arabic 2
Practical phy.1(Mechanics, Electricity, Computer and Chemistry) 4
Total of units 20
First
Sec Semester
Subject Credits
Magnetism 2
Mechanics 2 3
Calculus 2 2
Computer 2 2
Geophysics 2
Human right 2 2
Astronomy 2 2
English 2
Practical phy.2((Mechanics, Electricity, Computer and Geophysics) 4
Total of units 20




Second
First Semester
Subject Credits
Thermodynamics 2
Modern physics 1 2
Ordinary diff.equations 2
Analog electronics 1 2
Analytical mech.1 2
Material phy.1 2
Numerical analysis 3
Practical phy.1(Thermodynamics, Modern physics, Analog electronics and Material phy ) 4
Total of units 19
Second
Sec Semester
Subject Credits
Statistics 2
Modern physics 2 2
partial diff.equations 2
Analog electronics 2 2
Analytical mech.2 2
Material phy.2 2
Sound and wave motion 2
Practical phy.2(Statistics, Modern physics, Analog electronics and Material phy.) 4
Total of units 18



Junior
First Semester
Subject Credits
Optics1 3
Quantum mechanics1 3
Laser 3
Molecular Phy. 2
Digital electronics1 2
Optional subject 1 2
Practical phy.1(Optics, Laser and Digital electronics ) 3
Total of units 18
Junior
Sec Semester
Subject Credits
Optics2 3
Quantum mechanics2 3
Mathematics and modeling 3
Complex analytical 2
Digital electronics2/td> 2
Optional subject 2 2
Practical phy.2(Optics, Digital electronics and Mathematics and modeling ) 3
Total of units 18
Senior
Subject Credits
Nuclear physics 6
Solid state physics 6
Electromagnetic theory 4
Plasma physics
Molecular physics
4
Electro optics
Composite Materials
4
Fiber optics
Radiation physics
4
Science philosophy 2
Research 2
Total of units 32


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