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°Vines, A.


and Rees, R. N., Plant and Animal Biology,


2. (2nd


Pitman, 1963.)

*Bold, H. C., The Plant Kingdom. (Foundations of Modern Biology Series, N.


Prentice-Hall, 1960.)

°Sussman, M., Animal Growth and Development. (Foundations of Modern Biology Series, N.


Prentice-Hall, 1960.)

( с ) Reference books:

Swanson, C. P., The Cell. ( Foundations of Modem Biology Series, N.


Prentice-Hall, 1960. )

Calston, A. W., Life of the Green Plant. (Foundations of Modem Biology Series, N.


Prentice-Hall, 1960.)

Villee, C. A., Biology. (4th


Saunders, 1962. )

Simpson, G. G., Pittendrigh, C. and Tiffany, L. H., Life. Routledge and Kegan Paul.)

Murray, P. D. H., Biology. (2nd


Macmillan, 1960.)

Vines, A. L., and Rees, R. N. Plant and Animal Biology, vol. 1. (Pitman.) Grove, A. J


, , аnд Newell, G. E., Animal Biology. (6th


University Tutorial

Press, 1961.)

Dobzhansky, T. Evolution, Genetics and Man. (Wiley.)

McLuckie, J., and McKee, H. S., Australian and New Zealand Botany. (Asso- ciated General Publications, Sydney, 1954.)

Rowett, H. G.


The Rat as a Small Mammal. (John Murray.) EXAMINATION

One 3-hour written examination for Pass and Honours combined; one 3-hour practical examination. The laboratory work of each student is examined continuously and records kept. Two practical examinations are held during the year and these,


the discretion of the examiners, may replace the final practical examination.

One theory test will be held during the year.



A course of three lectures and one tutorial per week with laboratory work throughout the year. A knowledge of Chemistry to the standard prescribed for the Matriculation examination will be assumed in the course.


The course will consist of


treatment of basic physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, emphasizing those branches of the subject which have application in the biological sciences and making use of appropriate examples.

Valency. Valence theory. Atomic structure. Relation of the properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions to types of chemical bond. Van de Waal's forces.

Hydrogen bonding. Macromolecules.

Chemical equilibrium. The equilibrium law and le Chatelier's principle. Ionic equilibria in solutions; the Lowry-Brönsted theory of acids and bases; buffers, pH and indicators. Precipitation and redox equilibria. The physico-chemical principles underlying the chemistry studied in the practical course.

Electrochemistry. Electrolysis and the ionic theory; electrode potentials


electrolytic cells.

Structure of Matter. Structure of matter in solid and liquid state.

Thermochemistry. Heat of reaction. Hess's Law.

The Properties of Gases. The simple gas laws and the ideal gas equation. Quali- tative account of deviations from ideal behaviour and of the liquefaction of gases.

Vapour pressure of liquids. Phase relations in single component systems.

Solutions. Colligative properties of dilute solutions and the molecular weights of solutes. Osmosis and membrane phenomena. Ion exchange.

Surface Chemistry and the Colloidal State. Adsorption at surfaces, the production of monolayers, detergent action. Classification of colloids and theories relating to the stabilities of hydrophobic and hydrophilic colloids. Gels and the transformation of sols to gels.

Radiochemistry. Nuclear reactions. Applications and uses.

Inorganic Chemistry. The chemistry of the elements and relation to the periodic classification will be discussed throughout. the course, with emphasis on selected groups.


Organic Chemistry. The scope of organic chemistry; principles of purification, qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds.

The preparation and reactions of the following classes of compounds: paraffins and their simple halogen derivatives, olefins, acetylenes, amines, alcohols, mercaptans, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, acetals, carboxylic acids and their chlorides, anhydrides, amides and esters. Isomerism.

The chemistry of simple aromatic compounds.


Three and a half hours per week, covering quantitative analytical chemistry, general inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, the experiments being chosen to illustrate and amplify the theory course.

The practical classes for this subject are taken in the Biological and Engineering Chemistry Laboratory of the Redmond Barry Building. The department supplies all the apparatus for which a fee of £5 must be paid to the University Branch of the National Bank, using a specially stamped bank slip obtained from the laboratory.

Evidence of payment must be produced to the laboratory before practical classes begin. The full fee is retained as no charge will be made for reasonable wear and breakage.


(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Hildebrand, J. H., and Powell, R. E., Principles of Chemistry. (Macmillan.) Pauling, L., General Chemistry. (2nd ed., Freeman, 1955.)

( b ) Prescribed text-books:

Wood, C. W., and Holliday, A. K., Physical Chemistry. ( Butterworth.) Simko, M. J., and Plane, R. A., Chemistry. ( McGraw-Hill.)

or Sisley, H. H., Vanderwerf, C. A., and Davidson, A. W., General Chemistry: A Systematic Approach. (Macmillan.)

*Departmental Publications ( duplicated) Olver, N. H., (ed.) Experiments in Inorganic Chemistry.

Experiments in Physical Chemistry.

Experiments in Organic Chemistry.

( These laboratory handbooks are available from the Biological and Engineering Chemistry Laboratory, Redmond Barry Building.)

(c) Recommended for reference:

Glasstone, S., Elements of Physical Chemistry. (Van Nostrand.) Daniels, F., and Alberty, R. A., Physical Chemist (Wiley. ) Gould, E. S., Inorganic Reactions and Structure. Holt. )

Brown, G. I., Simple Guide to Modern Valence Theory. (Longmans.) Fischer, E. K., Colloidal Dispersions. (Wiley, N.Y., 1950. )

Brown, R. D., and O'Donnell, T. A., Manual of Elementary Practical Chemistry.

( 3rd ed., М.Ц.Р. ) EXAMINATION

One 3-hour written paper in General Chemistry, one 13i-hour written paper in Organic Chemistry.

352. INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY SCIENCE A course of one lecture per week throughout the year.


Subjects covered will include the history of veterinary science; the development of veterinary education in relation to agricultural evolution; present day fields of veterinary activity; veterinarians in relation to members of other professions and the responsibilities of the profession to the public

There will be no formal practical classes but relevant excursions will be arranged from time to time. Lectures and excursions are compulsory.


One 2-hour written paper at the end of third term.



A course of three lectures per week, with laboratory work, throughout the year.


knowledge of Physics to the standard of the Matriculation Examination will be assumed.

SYLLABUS. A selection from the following topics:

Introduction. The methods and scope of physics.

Mechanics. Scalars and vectors. Kinematics and dynamics of motion in a plane.

Gravitation. Kinematics and dynamics of rotation. Statics.

Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Matter. Intermolecular forces. Elasticity.

Fluid statics. Surface phenomena. Fluid dynamics. Viscosity. The concept of tempera- ture: thermometry. The first law of thermodynamics. Molecular motion: the kinetic theory of gases. Equations of state. Heat capacity. Change of phase. Heat transfer.

The second law of thermodynamics.

Wave Motion. Kinematics of wave motion. Intensity. Superposition of waves.

Resonance. Doppler effect. Huyghens' principle and its applications. Acoustics and hearing.

Electricity and Electromagnetism. Electrostatics: electric field and potential.

Capacitance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic induction. Magnetic field due to current or moving charge. Motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

Electromagnetic induction. Inductance. Alternating currents. Electronics.

Electromagnetic Waves. Nature and propagation. Reflection and refraction.

Mirrors and lenses. Optical instruments and the eye. Interference. Diffraction. Polariza- tion. Relativity.

Atomic and Nuclear Physics. The origin of the Quantum Theory. The structure

of the atom. Rohr's theory of the hydrogen atom. Optical and X-ray spectra. The

structure of the nucleus: isotopes. Techniques of nuclear physics: accelerators and

detectors. Nuclear binding energy. Nuclear transmutations: radioactivity, reactions,

fission. Nuclear power. Elementary particles.