School of Physics and Astronomy - 2016/17 Modules
SPA5228 - Condensed Matter A - 2016/17
Year: 2 | Semester: B | Level: 5 | Units: 1 | Credits: 15
Lectures: 44 hours | Lectures Mon 9 (Fogg), Tue 9 and 12 (GOJ), Thu 11 (Fogg)
Problems classes: 12 | Fridays for one hour at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am or 12 noon, as allocated
Exam: 2.5 hours
Module organiser: Dr Anthony Phillips
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11, in room 215, or by appointment
Deputy module organiser: Dr Andrei Sapelkin
Online quizzes: 11 | run for each teaching week from and until Monday 9 a.m. but can be taken as many times as you like during the week. 0.5% each = 5.5%.
Homework: 9 | handed out every teaching Thursday except weeks 6 and 12, due the following Thursday at 4 p.m. in the boxes in Reception on level 1. Total = 7.5%.
Review tests: 4 | will be held in the second half of the lecture slots on Thursdays 26 January, 16 February, 9 March, and 30 March. In each case the format will be 3 part A-style questions based closely on the sample questions for the preceding weeks. 3% each = 12%.
(Coursework is 20% of the module mark but, as shown above, the available marks add up to 25%; the extra 5% are "buffer marks" so that the odd slip doesn't damage your module mark.)
Revision lecture: Friday, 28 April 2017, 2–4 p.m., GO Jones Lecture Theatre
Final exam: worth 80% of the module mark. Friday 19 May, 2:30-5:00 p.m.