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  • School of Physics and Astronomy - 2016/17 Modules

    SPA5228 - Condensed Matter A - 2016/17

    Year: 2 | Semester: B | Level: 5 | Units: 1 | Credits: 15

    Prerequisites: None

    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

    Demonstrators: Mr James Kneller and Ms Ying Liu

    Markers: Mr Xiaoming Zhao, Mr Hongfei Li, and Ms Ying Liu

    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.