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LECTURES, CLASSES AND TUTORIALS


Alexander Schekochihin

Lectures: A1 (2nd year, revisions)
Tutorials: Papers CP3/4 (1st year), A1 (2nd year), B1 (3rd year; Chaos & Dynamical Systems)
Merton MMathPhys Seminar (4th year)

  Trinity Term 2018

NOTES: If you are meeting me in the Beecroft Building and there is no one at the reception to let you in, please ring my mobile phone 07766138996 or office 01865 273 980.

This term is primarily dedicated to revision and preparation for exams. The most straightforward way to prepare is to do a lot of past papers --- and use those as cue for revising the material. I will try to help you by going through some (bits of) exam papers in class and also assigning two of them as your homeworks. I propose that you decide collectively which papers and which questions you want to see worked in class and which you would like me to mark (for CP4, please choose from amongst the June papers). This will also hopefully stimulate you to discuss your revision strategies between yourselves, which is a very good idea. If you want me to review in class (or discuss in tutes) any part of the course material, please also let me know.

CP3/4: Half of the classes and tutorials will be given by Prof Christopher Ramsey. Please arrange your schedule with him directly. He will be helping you with CP3 papers, I with CP4 (although obviously you can ask any of us any questions that bother you at any given time). Vacation work (HT-7) is due to him upon your return to Oxford; there will be tutes on it in week 3.

 
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A sketch of students (or, perhaps, fellows) in
a manuscript of William of Ockham's
commentary on Aristotle's Physics
(MS293 from the Merton College library,
image courtesy of J. Walwarth)
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Week
Date
Time
Place
Year
Class/Tute
Notes
I
Mon 23 Apr
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-1
Collection paper will be discussed
+ any questions prompted by your
diligent revision during the interterm

Wed 24 Apr
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Georgia Acton & Kirill Sasin
PS-8+revision problem set
due upon arrival to college


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce

Thu 26 Apr
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre

Fri 27 Apr
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-1: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland
II
Mon 30 Apr
17:00
TS Eliot LT
All
The 27th Occam Lecture & Dinner Prof Slava Rychkov

Tue 1 May
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-2
I will do the CP4-June 2011 paper,
by popular demand

Wed 2 May
11:00-12:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Physics Revision Lecture-1

Thu 3 May
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee
CP4 June 2012 paper, by popular demand,
due 23:59 Sun 29 April


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-1: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Fri 4 May
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Class-1
Collection paper will be discussed
+ any questions prompted by your
diligent revision during the interterm
III
Mon 7 May
12:00-13:00
Lindemann LT
2
Statistical Physics Revision Lecture-2


20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar

Wed 9 May
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-2: Georgia Acton & Kirill Sasin Exam paper A1-2012, by popular demand
due 23:59 Sun 6 May


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-2: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce

Thu 10 May
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-2: Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre

Fri 11 May
18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-2: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland
IV
Wed 16 May
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Maeve Dai and Richard Chatterjee CP4 June 2016, by popular demand
(choose which one by Sun 6 May)
due 23:59 Sun 13 May


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Tute-2: Oskar Maatta, Rayhan Mahmud & Ross McDonald

Fri 18 May
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Class-2
I will do exam paper A1-2013,
by popular demand
V
Mon 21 May 17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
1
Class-3
I will do the CP4-June 2013 paper,
by popular demand


20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar

Wed 23 May
16:30-17:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Georgia Acton
Exam paper A1-2014, by popular demand
due 23:59 Sun 20 May


17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Jules Desai, Roshan Dodhia & Catherine Felce

Thu 24 May
17:30-18:30
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Andrew Doyle & Jack McIntyre

Fri 25 May
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Kirill Sasin


18:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-3: Jacob Robertson & Leonie Woodland
VI
TBA
TBA
TBA
1
Tute-3: by appointment
emergency tutes in week 6 can be
arranaged on request

Mon 28 May
20:30
Grove 1.8
4
Merton MMathPhys Seminar

Wed 30 May
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
3
Chaos Revision Class Chaos exam questions 2014, 15, 16, 17,
by popular demand
(written work due 23:59 Sun 27 May)

Fri 1 June
17:00-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Class-3
I will do exam paper A1-2016,
by popular demand
VII
Tue 5 June
17:30-19:00
Grove 1.8
2
Tute-4: Jules Desai, Catherine Felce & Leonie Woodland on request: exam paper A1-2017