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Nature volume 127, pages 467468 (21 March 1931) | Download Citation



CAMBRIDGE.—The Natural Sciences Tripos Committee has issued a report to the University and has made the following recommendations, to take effect after the examination to be held in 1933: (1) the examination in mathematics in Part I. of the Natural Sciences Tripos shall be conducted by two special papers instead of by means of the papers set in Part I. of the Mathematical Tripos. The total maximum of marks allotted to mathematics shall be half that assigned to each of the other subjects; (2) all candidates for Part I. of the Tripos shall be required to offer not less than three subjects exclusive of mathematics; (3) the subject mineralogy in Part I. of the Tripos shall be redefined to include both crystallography and petrology. It is also recommended that the written examination in mineralogy consist of two papers: (1) the elements of crystallography, crystal optics, and descriptive mineralogy; (2) (a) crystallography and crystal physics, (b) crystal structure and crystal chemistry, (c) mineralogy and ore deposits, (d) petrology. Two of these sections only are to be taken, with the restriction that (d) shall be taken only by students who offer also the subject of geology. This report will be discussed next term.

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