Theoretical Physics Moderatorship 2014-15
Junior Freshman Year (Mathematics Modules)
Note that these details are not yet final and are still subject to change.
- MA1111 Linear algebra I Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Dotsenko
- MA1123 Analysis on the real line I [10 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Donal O'Donovan
- MA1241 Mechanics I Lecturer: Prof. Jan Manschot
- MA1212 Linear algebra II [prerequisite: MA1111] Lecturer: Prof. Vladimir Dotsenko
- MA1132 Advanced calculus [prerequisites: MA1111, MA1123] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Frolov
- MA1242 Mechanics II [prerequisite: MA1241] Lecturer: Prof. Jan Manschot
- MA1264 Introduction to programming in C/C++ Lecturer: Prof. Colm Ó Dúnlaing
All modules must be taken. (This makes a total of 40 credits. Unless indicated otherwise, course modules are 5 ECTS credits.)
Junior Freshman Year (Physics Modules)
PY1T10 Physics for Theoretical Physics [10 credits]
PY1T20 Physics for Theoretical Physics [10 credits]
All modules must be taken. (This makes a total of 20 credits in Physics.)
For the details of Physics modules see here.
Theoretical Physics Moderatorship Regulations for the Freshman Years
The regulations that apply to the Moderatorship Course in Theoretical Physics are set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar (School of Mathematics).
- Students take modules to the value of 60 credits (30 in each term).
- As all modules are compulsory, there is no need to register any module options, but students should check that their modules are correctly recorded at the student portal.
- Papers are set on a majority of modules at the annual examination (held in April/May). The mark for these modules may also incorporate credit for assessed work throughout the academic year as prescribed by the lecturers concerned. (For further information on assessment, consult the individual module descriptions.)
- Results for examinations are published according to the following grades: I = 70 to 100, II.1 = 60 to 69, II.2 = 50 to 59, III = 40 to 49, F.1 = 30 to 39, F.2 = 0 to 29.
- In order to pass an individual module, students must attain a mark of at least 40%.
- In order to pass at the annual or supplemental examination
students must either
pass in each module,
pass by compensation, which is possible in two ways:
- Obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND pass modules totalling at least 50 credits AND have at least 35% in the remaining module(s), or
- Obtain a credit weighted average of at least 40% AND pass modules totalling at least 55 credits AND have at least 30% in the remaining module.
- pass in each module,
- Students who do not either pass or pass by compensation at the annual examinations must supplement in all failed modules (at examinations held in August/September). Supplemental results are assessed by the same regulations as at the annual examinations, based on the modules passed at the annual examination session together with the results at the supplemental session.
- Students who do not attend regularly, who are absent from tests and examinations without good cause may be returned to the Senior Lecturer's office as non-satisfactory for the relevant term. Non-satisfactory students may be refused permission to take their annual examination and may be required to repeat their year by the Senior Lecturer.
- Students who do not pass at the annual or supplemental examinations are subject to regulations on repetition of year stated in The University of Dublin Calendar (Part II).
(These regulations apply from the academic year 2012-13.)
Sources of Information
The University of Dublin Calendar
All courses within Trinity College are administered in accordance with the regulations set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar which is published annually. The section of the Calendar setting out the general regulations of the College is published separately in the booklet General Regulations and Information and Board Statement on Safety which is distributed to all students on admission to College.
In particular, the following information can be found in the online version of the University Calendar:
- Regulations concerning Undergraduate Degrees and Diplomas in the School of Mathematics
- General Regulations for Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses
- Content of Subjects in Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses
- All students should study the requirements of the university with regard to avoiding plagiarism. In particular all students are required to certify, on submitting assignments etc., that they have read and understood the plagiarism provisions in the General Regulations of the University Calendar for the current year found at http://www.tcd.ie/calendar, and that they have also completed the Online Tutorial on avoiding plagiarism ‘Ready Steady Write’ located at http://tcd-ie.libguides.com/plagiarism/ready-steady-write.
- Student Guidelines concerning Examinations and Assessment are available on the College web site.
- For students with special requirements resulting from disabilities, there are special arrangements that can be made.
- For dates of terms and other College dates consult the Key Dates listed on the College website.
- For information on their academic progress, including information on course and module registrations, lecture timetables, examination timetables and examination results, students should log into My.tcd.ie (the student administration portal) with their College username and password.
- Some modules may require students to log into MyModule (Blackboard) for lecture notes and slides, and for assessment purposes (online completion of tests , submission of assignments, etc.).
- There is a Student Homepage on the College website, which may be accessed via a link from the TCD Local page.
Please note that The University of Dublin Calendar should be consulted for definitive information about the rules, regulations, and activities of the University.
This course is funded by the Irish government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013 and aided by the European Social Fund (ESF) under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013.