International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2529

Table of Content: 30 November 2013; 8(44)

December 2013

An appraisal of the water related contaminants as they affect the environment around the Enugu coal mines of Enugu state, southeastern Nigeria

Enugu metropolis is within the Anambra basin, which comprises mainly sedimentary rocks of sandstone, siltstone, mudstone and shales in the Lower Benue trough and as the capital of Enugu state in Nigeria and also as one of the major municipal and industrial centers in southeastern Nigeria experiences much groundwater contamination due to coal mining activity. The Area is richly endowed with sub-bituminous three-coal...

Author(s): Awalla, C. O. C.

December 2013

Heavy metal concentration in soil of some mechanic workshops of Zaria-Nigeria

This research paper investigated the elemental composition of soil samples from four selected mechanic workshops in Zaria. A total of eight samples were analyzed at Centre for Energy Research and Training (CERT) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria using standardless X-Ray Fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). From the result, it was found that Silicon (Si) has the highest mean concentration ranging from 0.0013-0.0024 ppm and Ba,...

Author(s): N. N. Garba, Y. A. Yamusa, A. Isma’ila, S. A. Habiba, Z. N. Garba, Y. Musa and S. A. Kasim

December 2013

Evaluation of noise reduction in a cigarette factory, China

Millions of workers are exposed to occupational noise that increases their risk of hearing impairment and evidence on the effectiveness of precaution is lacking. This study was undertaken to assess the effect of noise control strategy in a cigarette factory in China. We chose the representative points in the unit, monitored the noise level and analyzed frequency spectrum at the same workplace before and after sound...

Author(s): Jinsong Qiu and Xingpeng He

December 2013

Discrete singular convolution for Lennard-Jones potential using Shannon kernel

In this paper, the idea of discrete singular convolution (DSC) as a viable computation method for analyzing physical systems has been underlined. Discrete singular convolution has been used for solving the Schrödinger equation for water molecules, subject to the Lennard Jones potential, and the DSC differentiator has been used for obtaining the energy eigen-states of water, for a given grid size for discretization,...

Author(s): Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar