Covenant Students Exposed to Solving Physics Challenges using Java
Students of the Department of Physics in Covenant University have been enlightened on the use of Java, a programming language, to solve or assist in the solution of physical problems and to further research in physics.
The Guest Speaker at the Department’s Town and Gown, Mr. Emmanuel Abodesegun, a Software Developer at Jetlink Limited, explained that Java could be used as tool for solving numerical problems in physics. He spoke on “Computational Physics with Java” at the event on Friday, October 6, 2017.
In his words, “It is the science of using computers to assist in the solution of physical problems to further research in Physics. The goal of using Java is to solve Physics research problems. It is not to replace theory or experiment, but to enhance the understanding of physical process.”
Mr. Abodesegun also highlighted some advantages of using Java to solve Physics challenges noting that it helps to facilitate rapid coding of numerical problems and also good for small and medium projects.”
However, for students to be able to adapt Java to solve these challenges, Abodesegun emphasised that they must first understand the problem, do a detailed analysis, design and implement in any language suitable to solve the challenge.
The Acting Head, Department Physics, Dr. Mojisola Usikalu, had earlier remarked that the Town and Gown seminar was put in place to prepare the students for the world of work in order to meet the industry expectations. She urged the students to give room for improvement because of demands of the 21st Century.