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NPCAM Junior Fresher Course Structure

The freshman students in each year are managed by their respective course coordinators for each year in the Schools of Physics and Chemistry and also by the N-PCAM Course Director.

Physics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Modules

PY1N10 - 10 credits

  • The Physics of Motion (18 lectures)
  • Hearing and Seeing (18 lectures)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (9 lectures)

CH1101 - 10 credits

  • Introduction (8 lectures)
  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry (26 lectures)
  • The Electronic Theory of Chemistry (8 lectures)

MA1S11 - 10 credits

  • Calculus with Applications for Scientists (33 lectures, 11 tutorials)
  • Discrete Mathematics for Scientists (33 lectures, 11 tutorials)

PY1N20 - 10 credits

  • The Material World (18 lectures)
  • Electromagnetic Interactions (18 lectures)
  • Origin of Modern Physics (9 lectures)

CH1102 - 10 credits

  • Chemistry of the Elements (12 lectures)
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry (29 lectures)

MA1S11 - 10 credits

  • Calculus with Applications for Scientists (33 lectures, 11 tutorials)
  • Discrete Mathematics for Scientists (33 lectures, 11 tutorials)

Practical Work and Tutorials

PY1N10/20 Physics Practicals (3 hours per week) CH1101/1102 Chemistry Practical Laboratory (3 hours per week) MA1S11 computer practical once per week
  • Small Group Tutorials (1 hour per week)
  • Online Tutorial Assignment - 1 per week
MA1S11 and MA1S12 Mathematics Tutorials(2 hrs per week)

Nanoscience and Advanced Materials Tutorials

These are special tutorials where we discuss nanoscience and materials science through the medium of special guest lectuers and reading assignments based on the themes of nanoscience and advanced materials. (0.5hr per week) The webpage for these freshman tutorials in nanoscience and advanced materials is restricted to registered students of the course.

Assessment & Examinations

PY1N10 and PY1N20

The mark for each module is based in the following weighting of 60:30:10 for a final end of year exam, the practical laboratory work and the tutorial assignments. There is a separate three hour annual examination in May for each of the two Physics modules.

MA1S11

The tutorial and continuous assessment including the laboratory practical count towards 25% of the mark for this module. The remaining 75% is based on a three hour annual examination in May.

MA1S12

The tutorial and continuous assessment counts as 20% of the mark for the module. The remaining 80% is based on a three hour annual examination in May.


Last updated 19 December 2017 NPCAM@tcd.ie.