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The course as prescribed for Mining Part I but with only about 36 hours of practical work.


643-2. MINING PART II (Associate Professor Dunkin, Mr Nevi11) A course of 96 lectures, with practical work.


1. Tunnelling and mine development.

2. Gases and dust in mine atmospheres.

3. Mine ventilation and drainage.

4. Stoping, deep level mining, petroleum exploration and production.

5. Open pit and alluvial mining methods.

6. Underground mining of bedded deposits.

7. Mine examination and valuation.

8. Rock mechanics, and applications to open cut and underground mining.

(Additional units on special topics may be prescribed for Final Honours candidates.) PRACTICAL WORK

About 2. hours per week.

Candidates may be required to visit mines and other places associated with mining at times to be arranged during the year.


Students who elect to take Final Honours must consult with the Head of the Department at the beginning of the academic year. These students may be set additional work during the year.


(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Spalding, J., Deep Mining. (Mining Publications.)

Isaacson, E. de St Q., Rock Pressure in Mines. (and ed., Mining Publications.) Leet, L. D., Vibrations from Blasting Rock. (Harvard U.P.)

Harrison, H. L. H., Alluvial Mining for Tin and Gold. (Mining Publications.) (b) Prescribed text-books


Roberts, A. (ed.), Mine Ventilation. (Cleaver-lure Press.) Реele, R., Mining Engineer's Handbook. (3rd ed., Wiley.) Quality of Mine Air. (Transvaal Chamber of Mines.) (c) Recommended for reference:

Metal Mining Practice. (U.S. Bur. Mines Bull. No. 41g.)

Mining Methods in Australia and Adjacent Territories. (Fifth Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress (1953) Publications, Vol. II.)

Australian Mining and Metallurgy—Miscellaneous Features and Practices. (Fifth Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress (1953) Publications, Vol. V.)

Coal Mining: Report of the Technical Advisory Committee: Ministry of Fuel and Power.


Mason, E., Practical Coal Mining for Miners, Vols. I and II. (2nd ed., Virtue, 1951 .) Statham, I. C. F., Coal Mining Practice, 4 vols. (Caxton, 1958.)

Coal Miner's Pocket Book. (McGraw-Hill.

Sinclair, J., Winning Coal. (Pitman, 196o.)

Nelson, A., Methods of Working. (Thos. Wall, 1958.)

Symposium on Shaft Sinking and Tunneling. (1959.) (Inst. Min. Eng.)

Engineering Factors in the Ventilation of Metal Mines. (U.S. Bur. Mines Bull. No. 385.) Dobrin, Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting. (McGraw-Hill.)

Silicosis, Pneumoconiosis and Dust Suppression in Mines. (Inst. Min. Eng. and Inst.

Mining and Met.)

Parks, R. D., Examination aIId Valuation of Mineral Property. (Addison-Wesley.) Rees, J. P., Ventilation Calculations. (Transvaal Chamber of Mines.)

Sinclair, J., Water in Mines and Mine Pumps. (Pitman, 1958.)

Eighth Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress 196 5 Pu ications, Vol. b 3, The Australian Mining, Metallurgical and Mineral Industry.

Coates, D. F., Rock Mechanics Principles. (Canadian Mines Branch Monograph, 874.) Jaeger, J. C., Elasticity, Fracture and Flow. (Methuen, 1965.)

Woodruff, S. D., Methods of Working Coal and Metal Mines. Vols I, II, III. (Pergamorr.) Reference should also be made to the journals of Mining and Metallurgical Societies in Australia, England, U.S.A., Canada and South Africa, and also to mining periodicals published in these countries.


Two 3-hour written papers. Additional tests may be set throughout the year.

Practical work done during the course will be assessed as part of the Annual Examination.


645. MINING DESIGN (Mr Nevi11)

A course of about four hours per week throughout the year, involving computations, study of mine plans, design and layout of workings and plant, discussions of practice.


The layout of mine workings


relation to the strength of rock, the shape, size and grade of orebody. The basis of selection and design of electrical, mechanical and structural equipment for mines.


Calculations, designs and drawings with specifications and estimates, are to be completed by thę student and submitted for examination at such times during the year as may be notified.


Students who elect to take Final Honours must consult with the Head of the Department at the beginning of the academic year. These students may be set additional work during the year.


Recommended for reference:

Staley, W. W., Mine Plant Design. (McGraw-Hill.)

Eaton, L., Practical Mine Development and Equipment. (McGraw-Hill.) Thomae, F. A. W., Power Plants on Metal Mines. (Mining Publications.) Broughton, H. H., Electric Winders. (Senn.)

Peele, R., Mining Engineer's Handbook. (3rd ed., Wiley.)

Given, I. A., Mechanical Loading of Coal Underground. (McGraw-Hill.) Richardson, H. W. and Mayo, R. S., Practical Tunnel Driving. (McGraw-Hill.) Tillson, B. F., Mine Plant. (A.I.M.E.)

Symposium on Shafts and Shaft Sinking. (Chem. Met. Min. Soc. S. Africa.)

Wire Ropes in Mines—Proceedings of a Conference held in September, іggo. (Inst. Min.

and Met., 1951.) EXAMINATION

There is no formal examination. Candidates are judged on the work presented during the course.


A course consisting of two hours of lectures and two


of practical work weekly throughout most of the year.


General principles and method. The phases of operational research.

Mathematical and statistical models of operational phenomena. Optimization.

Forecasting. Estimation of trends and seasonal corrections using arithmetic moving averages and exponentially weighted moving averages. Control chart procedures for routine forecasts. Stock control by the two-bin and cyclical review systems. Con- sideration of investments in stocks. Final stocks and production planning using simulation techniques. Theory of queues. Renewal theory and replacement theory.

Linear programming. The simplex method. The transportation problem and network flow. Critical path analysis. Integer, quadratic and dynamic programming.


(a) Prescribed text-book:

*Houlden, B. T. (ed.), Sonic Techniques of Operational Research. (E.U.P.) (b) Recommended for reference:

A list of books recommended for reference will be posted on the notice board in the department of Statistics.


One 3-hour paper and a practical test.



(Mr S. G. Bervoets)

A course of three lectures per week and six hours' practical work per week throughout the year.


Photogrammetry. More advanced stereoscopic measurement, mathematical analysis of double projection, theory of relative orientation, absolute orientation and model deformation.

Design, construction, calibration and use of photogrammetric instruments including the camera, accessories, stereo-plotting instruments based on the principles of optical or mechanical projection and rectification instruments.

Principles of aerial, radial and analytical triangulation and adjustment.

Physical aspects of aerial photography, systematic photo coverage and related problems, navigation and control surveys.

Cartography. Graphical design, content and accuracy of topographical and project maps.

Map presentation by conventional signs. Modern drawing instruments and materials, outline of fair drawing and map reproduction techniques.

PRACTICAL WORK The equivalent of six hours

classes and excursions.


(a) Prescribed text-book :

Hallert, B., Photogrammetry. (McGraw-Hill.) (b) Recommended for reference:

References will be given in lectures from time to time.


Two 3-hour papers for Pass and Honours. There will be no formal practical examination;

the practical work performed during the year will be assessed as part of the Annual Examination. However, any candidate may be required to submit to a practical test and to resubmit field notes and assignments of work performed during the course.


A course of three lectures per week, with laboratory work, throughout the year. A knowledge of Physics to the standard of the Matriculation examination will be assumed.


A selection from the following topics:

Introduction. The method and scope of physics; units and dimensions.

Wave motion. Kinematics; longitudinal and transverse waves, the wave equation. General wave properties; reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, the Doppler effect, dis- persion, polarization, attenuation. Dynamics; wave speed; energy and momentum carried by wave; intensity; boundary conditions at normal incidence.

Applications; selected topics from the fields of acoustics, optics and thermal radiation.

Electricity and Magnetism. Electrostatics; Coulomb's law, electric field, Gauss's law, poten- tial, capacitance. Classical theory of resistivity, Ohm's law, direct current circuits.

Motion of charged particles in a magnetic field, the force on a current carrying con- ductor, the law of Biot and Savart. Magnetic induction; Lenż s law. Electromagnetic induction; inductance, mutual inductance. Introduction to alternating current circuits.

The Physics of Fluids. The fluid state, fluid statics, fluid dynamics.

Molecular physics. Kinetic theory: interpretation of pressure, molecular speeds and Max well-Boltzmann distribution, mean free path, specific heat, equipartition of energy;

transport phenomena, thermal conductivity and viscosity. Intermolecular forces : elasticity; surface phenomena; the solid state, crystallography.

Atomic Physics. Quantum concepts: The Planck quantum hypothesis. Photoelectric effect.

Duality of radiation and matter. Compton effect and pair production. Structure of the Atom: Bohr theory of the hydrogen atom. Elěctronic quantum numbers and the Pauli Exclusion Principle. Complex atoms. Optical and X-ray spectra.

Nuclear Physics. Nuclear structure. Binding energy and stability. Nuclear forces. Nuclear reactions. Radioactivity. Fission and thermonuclear reactions.


Three hours per week. Attendance at practical classes is compulsory. The practical work of each student is examined continually during each term. Records of his success in experiment and impressions of his work are kept. This information is taken into account in assessing the results (including the Class List) at the Annual Examination. An additional test in practical work may be given.

Although it is not essential, students are advised to obtain a slide rule for use in laboratory work.

An apparatus fee of $io must be paid to the University Branch of the National Bank, using a specially stamped bank slip obtainable from the Enquiry Room in the Physics Building. This bank slip must be shown at the Enquiry Room before the first practical class. The full fee is retained as no charge will be made for reasonable wear and tear of the apparatus.

per week devoted to field, laboratory and office work, tutorial



(a) Prescribed text-book:

*Resnick, R. and Halliday, D., Physics. (Combined ed., Tut. Stud. Ed., Wiley.) (b) Recommended for additional reading:

Caro, D. E. and McDonell, J. A. and Spicer, B. M., Modern Physics. (Cheshire.) Weidner, R. T. and Sells, R. L., Elementary Modern Physics. (Allyn and Bacon.) EXAMINATION

One 3-hour paper for Pass and Honours combined.

554-2. PHYSICS PART II (ENGINEERING COURSE) A course of зб lectures and practice classes.


Unit I (is lectures) Discrete nature of matter. Further kinetic theory. Maxwell Boltzmann distribution. Mean free path. Particles crossing potential barrier. Law of atmosphere.

Brownian motion:

Special theory of relativity. Michelson-Morley experiment and interpretation. Einstein's postulates. Lorentz transformations—length contraction, time dilation, velocity addition.

Mass variation with speed. Mass energy equivalence.

Discrete nature of energy. Thermal radiation. Failure of classical physics. Quantum theory of Planck. Confirmation by photoelectric effect and Compton scattering of x-rays.

Quantum Mechanics. History. Wave-particle dualism, de Brogue's hypothesis. Phase and group velocities. Experimental confirmation of matter waves. Schroedinger wave equation, probability distribution. Uncertainty principles. Simple applications of Schroedinger equations-particle in potential trough, potential barrier and tunnel. effect. hydrogen atom.

Unit II (so lectures) Electrons in Solids. Sommerfeld theory; Kronig-Penny model, Zone theory; Fermi Level; Fermi Dirac statistics; electronic specific heat. Electrical con- ductivity of metals and alloys; superconductivity.

Semiconductors. Intrinsic semiconductors, n- and p- type semiconductors; Hall effect;

Нaуnеs-Shockley experiment, minority carriers—recombination, lifetime; p-n junctions,. diodes and transistors.

Other electronic properties. Thermionic emission, contact potential field emission, photo- electric emission, secondary emission; optical absorption, photoconductivity; luniines- cence; collisions between electrons and atoms; electron microscopy.

Unit III (ii lectures). Absorption of charged particles. Absorption of gamma and x-rays atonie photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, pair production.

Detection of nuclear radiation.

Radioactivity. Decay Laws. Mechanism of a and $ decay. Gamma emission.

Nuclear reactions—energetics and conservation laws. Reaction theories. Reaction cross- section. The Neutron.

Nuclear structure and stability. Nuclear forces.

Fission. Chain reaction and nuclear reactors. Thermonuclear reactions and stellar energy.


(a) Prescribed text-book.

*Sproull, R. L., Modern Physics. (znd ed. Wiley.) (b) Recommended for additional reading:

Beiser, A., Concepts of Modern Physics (McGraw-Hill.)

Wulff, J. (еd.), The Structure and Properties of Materials. (Part IV Electronic Properties.) (Wiley.)

Azaroff, L. and Brophy, J. J., Electronic Processes in Materials. (McGraw-Hill.) EXAMINATION

Examinations will be held during the year.


A course of approximately 40 lectures in physical chemistry with demonstrations and about ioo hours' practical work in physical chemistry.


Selected topics from thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, polymer chemistry, surface chemistry, molecular structure, catalysis.

The apparatus in the practical course is supplied by the Chemistry Department; a fee must be paid and evidence of payment produced before practical classes begin.


One 3-hour paper in Physical Chemistry for Pass.


A course of about 40 lectures; and three hours' practical work per week, throughout the year.


General: Purpose and scope of Geophysics. The size and shape of the earth. Density of the earth. The age of the earth. Elements of Oceanography.

Gravity: The acceleration due to gravity and its measurement. The earth's gravitational field. 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, Isostasy.

Magnetism: The earth's magnetism; anomalies and variations with time. Magnetic properties of rocks. Measurements of the earth's magnetic field. Relation 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 seismology; refraction and reflection techniques. Structural investigations.

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

Temperatures within the earth.

Electrical: Telluric currents. Spontaneous polarization. Resistivity of rocks. Electrical methods of prospecting.

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


(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Bates, D. R., The Planet Earth. Chaps. 1-7. (Pergamon, 1957.) Jeffreys, H., Earthquakes and Mountains. (znd ed., Methuen, 1g5o.) (b) Prescribed text-books:

Jacobs, J. A., Russell, R. D. and Wilson, J. T., Physics and Geology. (McGraw-Hill, 1959.) Dobrin, M. D., Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting. (and ed., McGraw-Hill, 1960.) (c) Recommended for reference:

Blackett, P. M. S., Lectures on Rock Magnetism. (Weizmann Science Press of Israel, 1956.) Bullen, K. E.. Seismology. (Methuen, 1954.)

Coulomb, J. and Jobert, G., The Physical Constitution of the Earth. (Oliver and Boyd, 1g6з.)

Howell, В. F., Introduction to Geophysics. (McGraw-Hill, 1959)

Nettleton, L. L., Geophysical Prospecting for Oil. (McGraw-Hill, 1940.) Parasnis, D. S., Principles of Applied Geophysics. (Methuen, 1962.) EXAMINATION

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.


A course of one lecture per week throughout the year. Practical work consists of 4 to 6 plant visits throughout the year with on site technical-commercial discussion of a particular process. A written report is required for each visit.


A survey of the chemistry and chemical engineering of selected industrial chemical processes, particularly from the points of view 01 thermodynamics, kinetics and transport phenomena. The processes considered are: water treatment, sulphuric acid


manufacture, nitrogen fixation, alkali manufacture, aluminium smelting, electric furnace operation, silicate products (slags, cement, ceramics, glass), titania manufacture, petroleum and petrochemicals, industrial and town gas, naphthalene, polymers, soap, fermentation processes, paper manufacture, halogenation and sulphonation.


(a) Prescribed text-book:

Shreve, R. W., The Chemical Process Industries. (McGraw-Hill.) (b) Recommended for reference:

Kirk Othmer, Encyclopaedia of Chemical Technology. (Interscience.) EXAMINATION


3-hour paper for Pass and Honours.

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