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Six Side Hustle Ideas for Students and Beyond

Acknowledgment: This valuable information is sourced from a YouTube video that I recently watched, and I’m excited to share the insights with you. If you’re interested in exploring the original video for a more detailed explanation, you can watch it here.

If you have the time and data, you can watch the original video, as it provides a more comprehensive explanation of these side hustles. However, if you prefer a quick summary or don’t have the time for videos, you can continue reading for a concise overview, I also added my ideas.

Six Side Hustle Ideas for Students and Beyond

Today, I want to discuss six side hustle ideas that can benefit not only students but anyone looking to diversify their income streams.

First and foremost, let’s dispel the notion of a “get-rich-quick” scheme. The truth is, there’s no magic formula for making money. It’s essential to understand that there’s no magic formula for making money. The fundamental principle is simple: you earn by providing value to those willing to pay for it. Making money, then, is a skill—one that you can understand and apply in your own unique way.

Why Explore Side Hustles?

If you’re reading this, you’re likely interested in creating an additional income source. It’s not just about money; it’s about the freedom that money can provide. Extra income means the freedom to pursue your passions and not rely solely on a single job for financial security.

Making Money through Side Hustles

To succeed in side hustles, remember the golden rule: you make money when you offer something valuable to people who are willing to pay for it. There are three primary avenues to achieve this. Now, let’s explore three vehicles through which you can provide value and generate income:

  1. Services: Provide a skill or service that others find valuable.
  2. Products: Create and sell something in demand.
  3. Content: In the digital age, creating content can be monetized through platforms where advertisers are willing to pay for the attention you attract.

The Ideal Side Hustle

An ideal side hustle should possess three essential qualities:

  1. Flexibility: It shouldn’t restrict your time or lifestyle.
  2. Enjoyability: It should be something you find enjoyable and not overly burdensome. The sweet spot is when it feels like play to you but work to others, making it sustainable and profitable.
  3. Financial Potential: Your return on investment should make sense over the long term.

The Problem with Content Business

The problem with content-based businesses is that, initially, for an unspecified length of time, you might operate at a loss. You are kind of in the negative because you put a lot of time and effort into this thing and you tend not to make money immediately. It takes time and effort to create valuable content and build an audience. Content business doesn’t offer quick returns; it’s more like a J-curve business.

A Quicker Way with Service Business

A quicker way to make money, without the J-curve, is through service-based businesses. This leads us to some service-oriented side hustles. For those seeking faster returns without the J-curve, service-based businesses offer an alternative.

The 6 Side Hustle Ideas

With these principles in mind, let’s delve into five exciting side hustle ideas:

  1. Writing: Start by writing regularly about your interests. Build an audience genuinely interested in your work and eventually monetize through sponsorships (for example). The key here is to ensure your writing provides real value to readers.
  2. Content Curation: Different from content creation, curation involves summarizing, analyzing, or recommending existing content. There are people who just curate Insight and create summaries of books they read or post book recommendations, not really creating anything. They use this to get a large audience and then monetize it. While it might not bring immediate profits, it’s a long-term venture. Build your audience first, then explore monetization options.
  3. Thumbnail Design: Many YouTubers understand the importance of eye-catching thumbnails. You can offer your services as a thumbnail designer, a flexible, enjoyable, and profitable gig. This is just an example/idea of a service for someone who is willing to pay money for that service.

    Tip: If you want to Impress potential clients, recreate some of their thumbnails and make sure they look better than what they have before and prayerfully send them an email, you have a good chance to get the job.

    Remember, there are no free ways to make money, you have to provide a skill or value and sometimes, it takes time to provide that value.
  4. Research Assistant: Big creators or authors who write multiple books will always need some sort of help when it comes to research. So, if you are the sort of person who can research on the internet or enjoys reading books or scientific articles, understand them, and also tease out insights from them. It is an incredibly highly valued skill that you can provide as a service to people who are willing and delighted to pay for that service.
  5. Web Design: The demand for web designers is high, but quality is paramount.
    There is a claim that there are not-so-good web designers out there, and there is a high demand for web designers. So if you want to make web design as a side hustle, then you’ve gotta learn skill and be good because money is an exchange of value and once you are very good, then it is easy to find someone who is delighted to pay for the service, provided you are good, and you find the right tool to people.

    I don’t really like the idea of finding clients on freelancing websites, like Upwork or Fiverr because there is just too much competition out there and it is quite hard to stand out.

    The path I would like to take if l were a web designer is the path @henrycubed on Twitter took. He taught himself how to design websites in Webflow, spent six months learning the skills, and became so good at designing websites that he designed his personal portfolio website. With that, went big on Twitter and started engaging with web designers and started to respect his work as well, and then he managed to land a bunch of really high-paying clients.
    He achieved this with dedication and practice.
  6. Video Editing: You could be a video editor!!! I have been wondering how many people are video editors, I don’t think there are many, and we watch movies every day! The demand for video editing is high. You could be a video editor for a YouTuber, or even content creators! They need Videos. When you learn it and become so very good. I am sure it will be easy for you to get clients.

Remember, making money often involves providing value or skills, and it may take time to establish your reputation. Choose the side hustle that aligns with your interests and talents and take action to embark on your journey toward financial freedom.

Your Turn!

If you get to the end of this article, I like you to leave in the comment section “What did you take away?” and in particular, “What action point will you take?” It is somehow pointless if you are not going to take some kind of action away from this. I would love to hear, a bit of accountability from you and me.

Do you also have side hustle ideas? Share them in the comment section below, let’s learn together!

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PHY 203 Quiz For OAU



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PHY 203 Quiz

These are likely questions for our test based on our class notes, few questions our lecturers asked in class, examples in the notes and some online questions.


This quiz consists of 95 questions covering all the topics we have been taught in PHY 203 till present. I hope we all find it helpful.

You have 50 mins for this quiz.




Contributors: Zainab, Verah & Lammylex (CHM department)

and Shukroh, Great Blakky and Ebun (PHY department)



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1. A capacitor C and an Inductor L store…………….. and ……………….. respectively

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2. A transformer only increases the voltage with corresponding increase in current

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3. Loading effect of a meter happens because……………

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4. An Inductor tend to smooth sudden change in ……………..

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5. In electronics, _____ refers to the use of DC voltage to establish certain operating conditions for an electronic device.

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6. What is the number of branches, nodes, loops, and meshes?

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7. Depletion layer serves as barrier to the movement of free electrons.

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8. A multiplier measures ………………, ………………….. and …………………

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9. The Norton’s equivalent circuit contains a Norton equivalent source “I(N)” in parallel with an equivalent resistor R(N)

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10. Calculate Ia, Ib and Ic

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How many branches, nodes, loop and mesh do we have here?

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12. Circuit elements are connected in parallel when a common ……………. is applied to each elements

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13. Extrinsic semiconductors have more current conducting capacity than intrinsic semiconductors

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14. The loss due to the reversal of magnetization in the transformer core is known as

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15. Copper loss is usually larger than other losses

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16. Which of the following is correct

I. Small changes in V(BE) will produce large current changes in I(C) & I(E)

II. Small changes in V(CE) have little effect on I(B)

III. Small changes in V(CE) will produce large current changes in I(C) & I(E)

I, II, III & IVIV. Small changes in V(BE) will produce large current changes in I(B)

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17. A component that allows the flow of current in only one direction is called ……….

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18. In a RC circuit, voltage across the resistor ………………. exponentially with time

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19. Which of the statements about PN junction is true

I. A PN junction presents a high resistance if forward biased.

II. A PN junction presents a high resistance if reversed biased.

III A PN junction presents a low resistance if forward biased.

IV. A PN junction presents a low resistance if reversed biased.


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20. A semiconductor in an extremely pure form is known as ………….

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21. The resistivity of a semiconductor is ………. that of an insulator, and …………that of conductors

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22. In pure inductors, current ……… the voltage by ……

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23. Select the correct options only

I. Pentavalent impurities provide large number of free electrons to the semiconductor.

II. Trivalent impurities provide large number of free electrons to the semiconductor.

III. Trivalent impurities provide large number of holes to the semiconductor.

IV. Pentavalent impurities provide large number of holes to the semiconductor.

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24. The most versatile circuit configuration for transistors is the

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25. Inductors smoothen sharp sudden changes in ……….

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26. Which of this must be connected to multimeter to be able to measure AC voltages?

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27. A capacitor and an Inductor in an AC circuit is referred to as

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28. A p-n junction is also known as

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29. Which of the following is true about the effect of temperature on semiconductors

I. At absolute zero, there are no free electrons.

II. Above absolute zero, bonds break and electrons move under the influence of the applied electric field.

III. The semiconductor has its highest conductivity at absolute zero

IV. The semiconductor behaves as a perfect insulator at absolute zero

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30. Consider the following statements and choose only correct answers

I. The resistivity of a semiconductor is less than that of an insulator and more than a conductor

II. As temperature increases, the conductivity of semiconductors decreases

III. We can consider a semiconductor as a resistance material

IV. Semiconductors have a negative temperature coefficient of resistance

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31. The e–h+ pair can also be called ____

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32. The majority carriers in an n-type semiconductor is ?

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33. Voltmeter draws …………………… current

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34. Calculate the equivalent resistance

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35. The potential barrier of a P-N junction depends on which of the following except

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36. Which of the following statements is/are true? I. A multimeter can be used as an ammeter when low resistance is connected in parallel with the galvanometer II. A low sensitive meter will measure Voltage perfectly III. A multimeter cannot be used to determine circuit continuity IV. A multimeter can be used as an voltmeter when high resistance is connected in series with the galvanometer

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37. The core in a transformer provides ?

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38. No electrons can stay in the forbidden gap because

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39. A hole can also be described as a _________

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40. The arrangement of atoms in a repetitive manner is known as

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41. A material that releases an electron from the valence band into the conduction band when a photon of light is incident on it is a ___________

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42. In checking for continuity of circuit which on these is used

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43. The collector current is determined by the _________

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44. Why is a laminated steel core used in a transformer instead of a solid core?

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45. A resistor is regarded as a circuit element which puts energy into a circuit

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46. when the sensitivity of a meter is high, it means the meter has ………….

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47. ________ converts alternating currents into direct currents

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48. The transistor is a three-terminal device that we can use to form a _____________ circuit

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49. In an RL circuit voltage across the resistor increases exponentially

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50. What type of bonds exist in semiconductors

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51. A inductor stores energy in its _________

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52. The transistor is a current __________ device.

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53. The separation between conduction band and valence band on the energy level diagram is called ________

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54. The voltage signal at the collector is out of phase with the signal at the base by:

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55. A Thevenin’s equivalent circuit contains an equivalent source Vth in parallel with an equivalent resistor Rth

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56. A transformer consists of two inductive coils namely;

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57. When a small amount of trivalent impurity is added to a pure semi conductor, the semi conductor becomes

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58. Which of the following is/are true

I. Reverse biasing prevents the flow of charge carriers across the junction.

II. Forward biasing is created when the positive terminal is connected to the n-type part of the PN junction.

III. In practice, when we apply reverse biasing to a PN junction, all the charge carriers stops to flow.

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59. Which of the following transformers has a high rating?

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60. In a multimeter, when the variable resistance and the fixed resistance are connected in series with the battery and galvanometer, the multimeter functions as

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61. Which of the following is true about transformers?

I. Open circuit test are done with a load on the transformer.

II. Copper loss is due to the ohmic resistance of the transformer windings.

III. Open circuit test is done to determine the ‘no load loss’ of the transformer.

IV. A transformer is electrically linked.

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62. Circuit elements connected in series have common …………….. passing through each element

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63. A node is a collection point for two or more banches

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64. AC Current and Voltage may vary with time. True or False?

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65. The loss due to ohmic resistance of the transformer windings

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66. Any transistor designed must operate in the ________ region of the characteristic curve

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67. In a semiconductor, as temperature increases, conductivity ………………

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68. What are the examples of passive elements?

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69. A variable resistor in an electric circuit is for ……………

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70. A 6600/550V, 25KVA transformer has iron losses of 350W and its 1º and 2° winding resistances are 14.5 and 0.1Ω respectively. Determine the full load efficiency at a power factor of unity.

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71. The process of setting up a current to operate a transistor at a desired point on its characteristic curve is known as __________

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72. Coils are …………… separated, but ……………. linked together

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73. Which of the following is/are correct?

I. Bipolar junction transistors control the current by varying the number of charge carriers

II. Voltage between 2 terminals are indicated by repeated letters

III. The emitter is lightly doped to reduce junction capacitance

IV. The emitter-base junction is forward biased

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74. A galvanometer measures and detects extremely small currents both in ………………… and ………………………

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75. Which of these will result in forward biasing

I. when certain dc voltage is applied to the junction in such a direction that it cancels the potential barrier thus permitting the flow of current

II. Connecting the negative terminal of the battery to the p-type and positive terminal to the n-type

III. Connecting the positive terminal of the battery to the p-type and negative terminal to the n-type

IV. when certain dc voltage is applied to the junction in such a direction that the potential barrier is increased

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76. A meter is protected in the case of accidental workload by connecting …………… in ………….. with a voltmeter

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77. An ammeter also detects the direction of the flow of current

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78. A laminated steel core that has high silicon content provides

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79. …………………. are responsible for the conduction  in a conductor

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80. A mesh is any closed path in a circuit which does not enclose any other closed path inside it

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81. A emitter-follower circuit has Vcc =12V, Rm = 1KΩ and a 2mA meter. If the amplification factor of the resistor is 80 and Vbe = 0.7. Calculate the suitable r for Rs to give fsd when E= 5V.

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82. p-type and n-type semiconductor join together to form a …………….. known as …………….

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83. Calculate Rth, Vth, and I5

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84. To convert a multiplier to an ammeter, a ………. resistance is connected in ……………… with a galvanometer

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85. The emf that gets induced in the secondary winding according to Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction is called?

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86. What is known as eddy current loss in a transformer?

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87. A capacitor stores charge and hence, electric energy

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88. The principle behind the working of a transformer is _________

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89. In a transformer, most flux which get linked to the secondary winding is called?

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90. A perfect amplifier has all of the following properties except:

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91. If a circuit has the following parameters Vcc =20V, Rs +Rm = 9.3KΩ, Vbe = 0.7, Im =1mA, and Β = 100. Calculate the meter current when E =10V and the voltmeter input r with or without the transistor.

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92. Calculate the current flowing in the circuit

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93. Inductors are very common in high-frequency circuit

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94. On the basis of their use, transformers are classified as

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95. Which of this is true

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Quiz for CSC 201



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CSC 201

Preparatory Quiz for CSC 201 Test 2022/2023. This quiz contains 40 multiple choice questions.



The questions are compiled by Physics department gurus;

Ebun (Class rep)




and Blakky

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Which of the following variable naming is correct

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Which of the following is used to define a block of code in Python language?

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The following are python reserved words excerpt

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What is the average value of the following Python code snippet?

“`grade1 = 80“`

“`grade2 = 90“`

“`average = (grade1 + grade2) / 2“`

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Is Python case sensitive when dealing with identifiers?

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Which of the following is an invalid variable?

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The outcome of a programming activity is a _________

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Which among the following list of operators has the highest precedence?

“` +, -, **, %, /, <<, >>, |“`

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Python was created in what year

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Which keyword is used to call a function in Python language?

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Which of the following functions is a built-in function in python?

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The correct sequence of the history of modern era is

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Which of the following character is used to give single-line comments in Python?

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The following is true about python except

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What will be the value of X in the following Python expression?

“`X = 2+9*((3*12)-8)/10“`

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What will be the output of the following Python expression?


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Which one of the following is the use of function in python?

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Which of the following is an invalid statement?

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In flow charts, a terminal is represented with what shape

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The following are high-level languages except

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Which type of Programming does Python support?

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What is the value of the following expression?


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What is the maximum possible length of an identifier in Python?

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What is the order of precedence in python?

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A computer software comprises of ___________ software & ___________ software

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What are the values of the following Python expressions?

“` 2**(3**2)“`

“` (2**3)**2“`

“` 2**3**2“`

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Who developed Python Programming Language?

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Machines developed in mechanical era include the following except

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Operating Systems includes the following except

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The following are program elements except

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Which of the following is true for variable names in Python?

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What are the two main types of functions in Python?

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Which of the following is the correct extension of the Python file?

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The expression

“`2**2**3“` is equal to “`(2**2)**3“`

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The ______ is the brain of the computer that performs simple arithmetic & logical operations

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A ________ is a sequence of instructions telling the computer what to do.

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Is Python code compiled or interpreted?

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Machines developed in transistor era include the following except

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Application software includes the following except

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‘Bit’ stands for

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PHY 205 Quiz



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OAU PHY 205 Quiz

PHY 205

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1. In Rutherford's model, where is the positive charge concentrated?

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2. In electromagnetic waves, how do the electrical and magnetic components oscillate?

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3. In Thomson's model, where are the negatively charged electrons located?

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4. What is the significance of alpha particle scattering experiments in Rutherford's model?

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5. In quantum mechanics, what role does a photon play in the electromagnetic field?

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6. What are electromagnetic waves?

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7. Arrange the following types of electromagnetic radiation in order of increasing frequency:

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8. What is the primary reason for the scattering of alpha particles in Rutherford's model?

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9. According to quantum mechanics, what is the alternate view of electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?

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10. What is a photon?

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11. If the dimensions of the nucleus are small enough, what can happen to alpha particles passing very near the nucleus in Rutherford's model?

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12. Arrange the following types of electromagnetic radiation in order of increasing wavelength

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13. How are the electrons distributed in Thomson's model?

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14. How do the oscillations of the electrical and magnetic components in electromagnetic waves relate to the direction of propagation?

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1. Which of the following is not quantized?


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2. What is the electric charge of a positron?

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3. Which field properties does an electron exhibit due to its charge and motion?

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4. Electrons, being fermions, adhere to which principle that prohibits two electrons from occupying the same quantum state?

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5. What type of process is represented by this equation e† + e¯ → ϒ + ϒ

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6. Which of the following statements about electrons within an atom is true?

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7. Wavelength is inversely proportional to an object’s mass

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8. Electrons absorbs energy in form of photons as they are accelerated

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9. What is the intrinsic angular momentum (spin) value of an electron?

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10. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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11. What is the relative mass of an electron compared to a proton?

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12. Which branch of physics is concerned with the quantization of energy and its effects on the interaction of matter and energy?

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13. What term is used to describe the lowest energy state that an electron can occupy within an atom?

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1. In Thompson’s experiment, a a beam of electron travelling at 6.8 x 10^7m/s is bent into a circular path of radius 4cm in the magnetic of induction 10^-2 W/m2. Find the specific charge to mass (e/m)

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2. High beam of cathode ray in vacuum tube can be steered and manipulated by

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3. In what devices are cathode ray tubes commonly used?

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4. What type of radiation can be produced using cathode ray tubes?

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5. What is thermionic emission?

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6. Why is it necessary for the tube to be in a vacuum during thermionic emission?

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7. What happens when a metal wire is heated in a vacuum during thermionic emission?

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OAU PHY 203 Class Notes



This PDF is the class notes for OAU  PHY 203 during the 2022/2023 session.

It encompasses topics ranging from circuit theory and network theorems to Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, progressing further into AC circuits, transformers, physics of active devices, semiconductors, and more.

I will continually update this file as we proceed through the classes. Thank you.


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