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ELEMENTARY CYTOLOGY AND GENETICS A course of one lecture per week, with laboratory work, throughout the year,

covering the fundamental principles of cytology and genetics. .

SуLLлвus. Chromosome structure. Mitosis and Meiosis. An outline of the genetics of Drosophila and maize. Significance tests. An introduction to the genetics of viruses, bacteria and Neurospora. Polyploidy and chromosomal aberrations.

Elementary physiological and biochemical genetics. Mutation and radiations.

Human genetics. Elementary population genetics. .

PRACTICAL Wоnк. Two hours per week throughout the year.

Воокs. (a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

George, W.—Elementary Genetics. (Macmillan.) (b) Prescribed text-book:

Sinnott, E. W., Dunn, L. C., and Dobzhansky, T. Principles (5th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1958.)

(c) Recommended for reference:

Swanson, C. P.—Cytology and Cytogentics. (Prentice Hall.)

EXAMINATION. One 2-hour written paper and one 3-hour practical examina- tion. •

• Students completing this course may proceed to enrol for lectures in units if Elec.

Eng. III in later years. See Engineering Handbook for details. Fees f8 per unit.

of Genetics.



A course of one lecture and three hours' practical work per week throughout the year.


General: Purpose and scope of Geophysics. The size and shape of the earth.

The age of the earth. Tides in the ocean and the earth. Radiation to and from the earth.

Gravity: The force of gravity and its measurement. Variation with height. . Local variations on the surface of the earth. Types of anomalies ; methods of gravity computation. Gravity maps. Relation of gravity to geology.

Magnetism: The earth's magnetism; anomalies and variations with time.

Magnetic properties of rocks. Measurements of the earth's magnetic field. Re- lation of magnetic anomalies to geology.

Seismology: Wave propagation. Types of seismic waves. Earthquakes. Time- distance curves. The structure of the interior of the earth. Exploration seismo- logy ; refraction and reflection techniques. Structural investigations.

Thermal Properties: Temperature measurements and thermal conductivity of the earth.

Electrical: Telluric currents. Spontaneous polarisation. Resistivity of rocks.

Self potential and resistivity measurements.

Radioactivity: Radioactivity of rocks and distribution of radioactivity on the surface of the earth. Radioactive age determinations.

Воокs. (a) Recommended for preliminary reading : Bates, D.


Planet Earth. Chaps. 1-7. (Pergamón.) Jeffreys,


and Mountains.


(b) Prescribed text-books

Howell,.B. F.—Introduction to Geophysics. (McGraw-Hill.)

Dobrin, M.


to. Geophysical Prospecting. (McGraw-Hill.) (c) Recommended for reference:

Kuiper, G. P.

The Earth аs a Planet. (Univ. of Chicago Press.) Nettleton, L.


prospecting for Oil. (McGraw-Hill.)

ExAaHxATIox. One 3-hour paper. There is no practical examination, but.

the work of each student is assessed continually throughout the year, and is taken into account• in determining the success. of candidates at the Annual Examination.



(Mr. Clifton, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Brown, and others) A course of three lectures per week with drawing offiće work.

Students entering for the first time will be required to attend an introductory course of two weeks' duration, starting on 29th February, 1960.

SYLLABUS. (a) Geometrical Drawing. " гhе use of drawing instruments, con- ventional engineering drawing practice and its principles. Construction of graphs and nomograms. Descriptive (solid) geometry, including projections and sections of solids. Problems relating to planes, interpenetration and development of surfaces.

(b) Statics.

Analytical and graphical treatment of statics, including measure- ment of plane areas ; graphical integration and differentiation ; first and second moments of area, centroids, centres of gravity; friction ; co-planar and non-co- planar force systems ; forces in framed structures ; shear force, thrust and bending moment diagrams.

(c) Introduction to Strength of Materials. Simple stresses in compression, tension and pure bending. Elastic constants. strains and deformation of framed structures.

(d) Introduction to Machines—Instant centres . and relative plane action.

Gear geometry. Cam geometry. Centrifugal governors. Brakes and dynamometers for engine testing.

(e) Engineering Background.. The engineering courses and their relation to developments, past, present and future.

DRAWING OFFICE Woaк. Four hours per week throughout the year, entailing the solution of problems relating to sections (a), (b), (c) and (d) above.


Students must procure the following set of drawing requisites before the course commences.


University students may claim exemption from sales tax on this equip- ment.

1. Set of drawing instruments.

Engineers should obtain a good set as it will be constantly required throughout the course and probably after graduation.

The set must contain:

Compasses—with pen and pencil attachment, and extension arm.

Pen and pencil spring bows and dividers.

Ruling pen.

2. One 10" slide rule with ABCD, Sin, Tan, log-log scales—preferably Darm- stadt pattern, or P.I.C. (A. G. Thornton, Ltd.).

3. Celluloid set squares.

One 10" adjustable set square.

One 60° set square, 10" size or larger.

4. One celluloid protractor, 5" diameter or larger—preferably full circle type.

5. One French curve.

6. Scales.

One 12" Armstrong or engineer's scale, graduated t", ł", I", 1", d", 11}", 3 to the foot. .

One 12" scale, graduated %2", 42", s'iг" and m.m. units.

One 12" "chain" scale graduated 20, 40, 80, 100 parts to the inch (decimal).

7. Pencils—good quality drawing pencils.

F (two required), H (two required), 4H and 5H or 6Н.

Also set of coloured pencils (six colours).

8. One hard eraser, one artgum, one eraser shield.

9. One small fine file (5" warding file-smooth) or sand paper block.

10. Indian ink. Pen and nibs (303 Gillott).

11. One roll of drafting tape.

Booкs. (a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Grinter, L.

E.—Engineering Preview.

(Macmillan.) Hogben, L.

T.—Science for the Citiгen.

(Allen and Unwin.) Huxley,

J.—Uniqueness of Ian.

(Chatto and Windus.) Shute,

N.—Slide Rule.



(et al)—Engineering



(McGraw-Hill.) (b) Prescribed text-books:


W.—Practical Geometry and Engineering Graphics. (Blackie.)

*Timoshenko, S., ond Young, D.

H. Engineering Mechanics,

Vol. I (Statics).

(McGraw-Hill.) .

*Institution of Engineers (Australia). Australian

Standard Engineering Drawing Practice.

(A.S. No. CZ. 1, 1951.)

(c) Recommended for reference:

British Standard Institution—Engineering

Draтuing Practice. (B.S.

308-1953.) French, T.

E.—Engineering Drawing.


Wellman, B.

L.—Technical Descriptive Geometry.

(McGraw-Hill.) Fairman, S., and Cutshall, C.



phic Statics.

(McGraw-Hill.) Lamb, Н.—Ѕ



leriam, J.

L. Mechanics Part I—Statics.


Beer, F. P., and Johnston,

E. R.—Mechanics for Engineers--Statics.



C. Applied Mechanics for Engineers.

(C.U.P.) Bevan,

T.—Theory of Machines.


Hunt, K.

H.—Mechanisms and Motion.

(English Universities Press.) Ramsey, A.


(C.U.P., McGraw-Hill.)


S.—Strength of Materials,

Vol. I. (Van Nostrand.)

Johnson, J. B., Byran, C. W.,


Turneaure, F.

E.—Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures,

Vol. 1.. (Wiley.)

Hart, I.

B.—The Great Engineers.





Hundred Years of Mechanical Engineering.

(Duckworth.) Hall, A.

S.—Constrжtioп of Graphs and Charts.



ЕхАMINATIоx. Two 3-hour papers for Pass and Honours'combined. In order to pass the subject, students must reach a satisfactory standard in both the draw- ing olice work and in each section of the written papers.