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Interdisciplinary Sciences Bachelor | ||||||

Biochemical-Physical Direction | ||||||

2. Semester (Biochemical-Physical Direction) | ||||||

Compulsory Subjects First Year Examinations | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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551-0106-00L | Fundamentals of Biology IB | O | 5 credits | 5G | S. C. Zeeman, J. Levine, O. Y. Martin, M. Stoffel, G. Velicer, A. Wutz | |

Abstract | This course is an introduction into the basic principles of evolution, diversity, animal/plant form and function, and ecology. | |||||

Objective | Introduction into aspects of modern biology and fundamental biological concepts. | |||||

Content | The course is divided into distinct chapters 1. Mechanisms of evolution. 2. The evolutionary history of biological diversity (bacteria and archea, protists, plants and animals). 3. Plant form and function (growth and development, nutrient and resource acquisition, reproduction and environmental responses). 4. Animal form and function (nutrition, immune system, hormones, reproduction, nervous system and behaviour). 5. Ecology (population ecology, community ecology, ecosystems and conservation ecology). | |||||

Lecture notes | No script | |||||

Literature | This course is based on the textbook 'Biology' (Campbell, Reece, 9th edition). The structure of the course follows that of the book. It is recommended to purchase the English version. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Part of the contents of the book need to be learned through independent study. | |||||

401-0272-00L | Mathematical Foundations I: Analysis B | W | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | L. Kobel-Keller | |

Abstract | Basics about multidimensional analysis. Ordinary differential equations as mathematical models to describe processes (continuation from Analysis A). Numerical, analytical and geometrical aspects of differential equations. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to calculus in several dimensions. Building simple models and analysing them mathematically. Knowledge of the basic concepts. | |||||

Content | Basics about multidimensional analysis. Differential equations as mathematical models to describe processes. Numerical, analytical and geometrical aspects of differential equations. | |||||

Literature | - G. B. Thomas, M. D. Weir, J. Hass: Analysis 2, Lehr- und Übungsbuch, Pearson-Verlag - D. W. Jordan, P. Smith: Mathematische Methoden für die Praxis, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag - M. Akveld/R. Sperb: Analysis I, Analysis II (vdf) - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Bde 1,2,3. (Vieweg) Further reading suggestions will be indicated during the lecture. | |||||

401-0232-10L | Analysis II | W | 8 credits | 4V + 2U | T. H. Willwacher | |

Abstract | Introduction to differential calculus and integration in several variables. | |||||

Objective | ||||||

Content | Differentiation in several variables, maxima and minima, the implicit function theorem, integration in several variables, integration over submanifolds, the theorems of Gauss and Stokes. | |||||

Lecture notes | Konrad Koenigsberger, Analysis II. Christian Blatter: Ingenieur-Analysis (Kapitel 4-6). | |||||

401-1262-07L | Analysis II | W | 10 credits | 6V + 3U | M. Einsiedler | |

Abstract | Introduction to differential and integral calculus in several real variables, vector calculus: differential, partial derivative, implicit functions, inverse function theorem, minima with constraints; Riemann integral, vector fields, differential forms, path integrals, surface integrals, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem. | |||||

Objective | ||||||

Content | Calculus in several variables; curves and surfaces in R^n; extrema with constraints; integration in n dimensions; vector calculus. | |||||

Literature | H. Amann, J. Escher: Analysis II https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/3-7643-7402-0 J. Appell: Analysis in Beispielen und Gegenbeispielen https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-540-88903-8 R. Courant: Vorlesungen über Differential- und Integralrechnung https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-61973-1 O. Forster: Analysis 2 https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-02357-7 H. Heuser: Lehrbuch der Analysis https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-322-96826-5 K. Königsberger: Analysis 2 https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/3-540-35077-2 W. Walter: Analysis 2 https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-97614-8 V. Zorich: Mathematical Analysis II (englisch) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-48993-2 | |||||

401-0622-00L | Mathematical Foundations II: Linear Algebra and Statistics | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Dettling | |

Abstract | Systems of linear equations; matrix algebra, determinants; vector spaces, norms and scalar products; linear maps, basis transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Random variables and probability, discrete and continuous distribution models; expectation, variance, central limit theorem, parameter estimation; statistical hypothesis tests; confidence intervals; regression analysis. | |||||

Objective | A sound knowledge of mathematics is an essential prerequisite for a quantitative and computer-based approach to natural sciences. In an intensive two-semester course the most important basic concepts of mathematics, namely univariate and multivariate calculus, linear algebra and statistics are taught. | |||||

Content | Systems of linear equations; matrix algebra, determinants; vector spaces, norms and scalar products; linear maps, basis transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. - Least squares fitting and regression models; random variables, statistical properties of least-squares estimators; tests, confidence and prediction intervals in regression models; residual analysis. | |||||

Lecture notes | For the part on Linear Algebra, there is a short script (in German) which summarizes the main concepts and results without examples. For a self-contained presentation, the book by Nipp and Stoffer should be used. For the part on Statistics there is a detailed script (in German) available which should be self-contained. The book by Stahel can be used for additional information. | |||||

Literature | Linear Algebra: K. Nipp/D. Stoffer: "Lineare Algebra", vdf, 5th edition. Statistics: W. Stahel, "Statistische Datenanalyse", Vieweg, 3rd edition. | |||||

529-0012-02L | General Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) II | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | H. Grützmacher, W. Uhlig | |

Abstract | 1) General definitions 2) The VSEPR model 3) Qualitative molecular orbital diagrams 4) Closest packing, metal structures 5) The Structures of metalloids 6) Structures of the non-metals 7) Synthesis of the elements 8) Reactivity of the elements 9) Ionic Compounds 10) Ions in Solution 11) Element hydrogen compounds 12) Element halogen compounds 13) Element oxygen compounds 14) Redox chemistry | |||||

Objective | Understanding of the fundamental principles of the structures, properties, and reactivities of the main group elements (groups 1,2 and 13 to 18). | |||||

Content | The course is divided in 14 sections in which the fundamental phenomena of the chemistry of the main group elements are discussed: Part 1: Introduction in the periodical properties of the elements and general definitions –Part 2: The VSEPR model –Part 3: Qualitative molecular orbital diagrams for simple inorganic molecules – Part 4: Closest packing and structures of metals Part 5: The Structures of semimetals (metalloids) of the main group elements –Part 6: Structures of the non-metals– Part 7: Synthesis of the elements. –Part 8: Reactivity of the elements Part 9: Ionic Compounds Part 10: Ions in Solution Part 11: Element hydrogen compounds Part 12: Element halogen compounds Part 13: Element oxygen compounds Part 14: Redox chemistry. | |||||

Lecture notes | The transparencies used in the course are accessible via the internet on Link | |||||

Literature | J. Huheey, E. Keiter, R. Keiter, Inorganic Chemistry, Principles and Reactivity, 4th edition, deGruyter, 2003. C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 4th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Basis for the understanding of this lecture is the course Allgemeine Chemie 1. | |||||

529-0012-03L | General Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) II | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | P. Chen | |

Abstract | Classification of organic reactions, reactive intermediates: radicals, carbocations, carbanions, organic acids / bases, electronic substituent effects, electrophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic addition to double bonds, HSAB concept, nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions), nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations. | |||||

Objective | Understanding of fundamental reactivity principles and the relationship between structure and reactivity. Knowledge of the most important raection types and of selected classes of compounds. | |||||

Content | Classification of organic reactions, reactive intermediates: radicals, carbocations, carbanions, organic acids / bases, electronic substituent effects, electrophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic addition to double bonds, HSAB concept, nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions), nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations. | |||||

Lecture notes | pdf file available at the beginning of the course | |||||

Literature | [1] P. Sykes, "Reaktionsmechanismen der Organischen Chemie", VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim 1988. [2] Carey/Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A and B, 3rd ed., Plenum Press, New York, 1990/1991. Deutsch: Organische Chemie. [3] Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 2th ed., Freeman, New York, 1994 Deutsche Fassung: Organische Chemie 1995, Verlag Chemie, Wein¬heim, 1324 S. Dazu: N. Schore, Arbeitsbuch zu Vollhardt, Organische Chemie, 2. Aufl. Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1995, ca 400 S. [4] J. March, Advanced Organic Chemistry; Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure, 5th ed., Wiley, New York, 1992. [5] Streitwieser/Heathcock, Organische Chemie, 2. Auflage, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1994. [6] Streitwieser/Heathcock/Kosower, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 4th ed., MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1992. [7] P. Y. Bruice, Organische Chemie, 5. Auflage, Pearson Verlag, 2007. | |||||

529-0012-01L | Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | F. Merkt | |

Abstract | Foundations of chemical thermodynamics. The first, second and third law of thermodynamics: Thermodynamic temperature scale, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, the chemical potential. Solutions and mixtures, phase diagrams. Reaction thermodynamics: reaction parameters and equilibrium conditions, equilibrium constants. Thermodynamics of processes at surfaces and interfaces. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to chemical thermodynamics | |||||

Content | The first, second and third law of thermodynamics: empirical temperature and thermodynamic temperature scale, internal energy, entropy, thermal equilibrium. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, real gases, real solutions and mixtures, activity, tables of standard thermodynamic quantities. Reaction thermodynamics: the chemical potential, reaction parameters and equilibrium conditions, equilibrium constants and their pressure and temperature dependence. Phase equilibria. Thermodynamics at surfaces and interfaces: Adsorption equilibria. Capillary forces. Adsorption isothermes. | |||||

Lecture notes | See homepage of the lecture. | |||||

Literature | See homepage of the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: Allgemeine Chemie I, Grundlagen der Mathematik | |||||

Additional First Year Subjects | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

551-0102-01L | Fundamentals of Biology I Registrations via myStudies until 31.1.2018 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered. | O | 6 credits | 8P | P. Kallio, M. Künzler, T. A. Beyer, M. Gstaiger, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz, further lecturers | |

Abstract | This 1st year Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. During this course (Praktikum GL BioI) the students will do three praktikum days in: - Biochemistry - Cell Biology I - Microbiology - Plant Anantomy & Ecology (total of 12 experiments) Each experiment takes one full day. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to theoretical and experimental biology General Praktikum-information and course material can be obtained from Moodle The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail). | |||||

Content | The class is divided into four blocks: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant biology & Ecology and Cell Biology I. BIOCHEMISTRY: - TAQ Analysis (part 1): Protein purification - TAQ Analysis (part 2): SDS-Gelelektrophoresis - TAQ Analysis (part 3): Activity test of the purified protein MICROBIOLOGY: Day 1: Basics for the work with microorganisms & Isolation of microorganisms from the environment Day 2: Morphology and diagnostics of bacteria & Antimicrobial agents Day 3: Morphology of fungi & Microbial physiology and interactions PLANT BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY - Microscopy and plant cell anatomy - Plant organ anatomy and gene expression - Ecology CELL BIOLOGY I: - Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination - Histology - Chromosome preparation and analysis | |||||

Lecture notes | Laboratory manuals BIOCHEMISTRY: - The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle MICROBIOLOGY: - The protocols can be found from: Moodle - You HAVE TO print the pdf-file, which is also used as the lab manual during the experiments. Therefore, you have to have the Script always with you, when doing the experiments in Microbiology. PLANT BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY: - The protocols can be found from: Moodle CELL BIOLOGY I: - The handouts of the experiments entitled "Histology" will be provided - The protocols of "Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination" and "Chromosome preparation and analysis" can be found from: Moodle | |||||

Literature | None | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RULES Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days of GL BioI. Absences are only acceptable if you are able to provide a Doctor’s certificate. The original Dr's certificate has to be given to PD Dr. P. Kallio (HCI F413) within five days of the absence of the Praktikum day. If there will be any exceptional or important situations then you should directly contact the Director of Studies of D-Biol, who will decide if you are allowed to miss a Praktikum day or not. HIGHLY IMPORTANT!! 1. Due to the increased number of students, the official Praktikum registration has to be done, using myStudies, preferably at the end of HS17 but not later than Sunday January 31, 2018. 2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted! 3. The course registration for FS2018 is usually possible at the end of Autumn semester 2017 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible. Extra Praktikum days have to be organized if more than 220 - 240 students will attend the Praktikum. The group division is random and the reserved Extra Praktikum days are: - May 31, 2018 - June 4 - 5, 2018 The Praktikum GL BioI will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you will not have any other activities / commitments during these days: PRAKTIKUM DAYS FS18 (Thursdays): - 22.2.2018 - 1.3 - 8.3 - 15.3 - 22.3 - 29.3 Eastern & Spring vacation: 30.3 - 8.4.2018 - 12.4 - 19.4 - 26.4 - 3.5 - 17.5 - 24.5 EXTRA PRAKTIKUM DAYS (if necessary) - 31.5.2018 - 4.6 - 5.6 | |||||

4. Semester (Biochemical-Physical Direction) | ||||||

Compulsory Subjects Examination Block | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

402-1782-00L | Physics IIAccompanying the lecture course "Physics II", among GESS Science in Perspective is offered: 851-0147-01L Philosophical Reflections on Physics II | W | 7 credits | 4V + 2U | K. S. Kirch | |

Abstract | Introduction to theory of waves, electricity and magnetism. This is the continuation of Physics I which introduced the fundamentals of mechanics. | |||||

Objective | basic knowledge of mechanics and electricity and magnetism as well as the capability to solve physics problems related to these subjects. | |||||

402-0044-00L | Physics II | W | 4 credits | 3V | T. Esslinger | |

Abstract | Introduction to the concepts and tools in physics with the help of demonstration experiments: electromagnetism, optics, introduction to modern physics. | |||||

Objective | The concepts and tools in physics, as well as the methods of an experimental science are taught. The student should learn to identify, communicate and solve physical problems in his/her own field of science. | |||||

Content | Electromagnetism (electric current, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, Maxwell's equations) Optics (light, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction) Short introduction to quantum physics | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture follows the book "Physik" by Paul A. Tipler. | |||||

Literature | Paul A. Tipler and Gene Mosca Physik Springer Spektrum Verlag | |||||

529-0431-00L | Physical Chemistry III: Molecular Quantum Mechanics | O | 4 credits | 4G | B. H. Meier, M. Ernst | |

Abstract | Postulates of quantum mechanics, operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values, matrix representation of operators, particle in a box, tunneling, harmonic oscillator, molecular vibrations, angular momentum and spin, generalised Pauli principle, perturbation theory, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation. | |||||

Objective | This is an introductory course in quantum mechanics. The course starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduces the mathematical formalism. The postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics are discussed in the context of experimental and numerical determination of physical quantities. The course develops the tools necessary for the understanding and calculation of elementary quantum phenomena in atoms and molecules. | |||||

Content | Postulates and theorems of quantum mechanics: operator algebra, Schrödinger's equation, state functions and expectation values. Linear motions: free particles, particle in a box, quantum mechanical tunneling, the harmonic oscillator and molecular vibrations. Angular momentum: electronic spin and orbital motion, molecular rotations. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules: the Pauli principle, angular momentum coupling, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Variational principle and perturbation theory. Discussion of bigger systems (solids, nano-structures). | |||||

Lecture notes | A script written in German will be distributed. The script is, however, no replacement for personal notes during the lecture and does not cover all aspects discussed. | |||||

529-0222-00L | Organic Chemistry II | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | J. W. Bode, A. Fedorov | |

Abstract | This course builds on the material learned in Organic Chemistry I or Organic Chemistry II for Biology/Pharmacy Students. Topics include advanced concepts and mechanisms of organic reactions and introductions to pericyclic and organometallic reactions. These topics are combined to the planning and execution of multiple step syntheses of complex molecules. | |||||

Objective | Goals of this course include the a deeper understanding of basic organic reactions and mechanism as well as advanced and catalytic transformations (for example, Mitsunobu reactions, Corey-Chaykovsky epoxidation, Stetter reactions, etc). Reactive intermediates including carbenes and nitrenes are covered, along with methods for their generation and use in complex molecule synthesis. Frontier molecular orbital theory (FMO) is introduced and used to rationalize pericyclic reactions including Diels Alder reactions, cycloadditions, and rearrangements (Cope, Claisen). The basic concepts and key reactions of catalytic organometallic chemistry, which are key methods in modern organic synthesis, and introduced, with an emphasis on their catalytic cycles and elementrary steps. All of these topics are combined in an overview of strategies for complex molecule synthesis, with specific examples from natural product derived molecules used as medicines. | |||||

Content | Oxidation and reduction of organic compounds, redox netural reactions and rearrangments, advanced transformations of functional groups and reaction mechanismes, kinetic and thermodynamic control of organic reactions, carbenes and nitrenes, frontier molecular orbital theory (FMO), cycloadditions and pericyclic reactions, introduction to organometallic chemistry and catalytic cross couplings, introduction to peptide synthesis and protecting groups, retrosynthetic analysis of complex organic molecules, planning and execution of multi-step reaction. | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture notes and additional documents including problem sets are available as PDF files online, without charge. Link: http://www.bode.ethz.ch/education.html | |||||

Literature | Clayden, Greeves, and Warren. Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2012. | |||||

Electives The Bachelor's programme in Interdisciplinary Sciences allows students to choose from any subject taught at a Bachelor level at ETH Zurich. In consultation with the Director of Studies of Interdisciplinary Sciences, every student must establish his/her own individual study programme at the beginning of the 2nd year. See the Programme Regulations 2010 for further details. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0058-00L | Analytical Chemistry II | W | 3 credits | 3G | D. Günther, T. Bucheli, M.‑O. Ebert, P. Lienemann, G. Schwarz | |

Abstract | Enhanced knowledge about the elemental analysis and spectrocopical techniques with close relation to practical applications. This course is based on the knowledge from analytical chemistry I. Separation methods are included. | |||||

Objective | Use and applications of the elemental analysis and spectroscopical knowledge to solve relevant analytical problems. | |||||

Content | Combined application of spectroscopic methods for structure determination, and practical application of element analysis. More complex NMR methods: recording techniques, application of exchange phenomena, double resonance, spin-lattice relaxation, nuclear Overhauser effect, applications of experimental 2d and multipulse NMR spectroscopy, shift reagents. Application of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation methods: basics, working technique, quality assessment of a separation method, van-Deemter equation, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography (HPLC, ion chromatography, gel permeation, packing materials, gradient elution, retention index), electrophoresis, electroosmotic flow, zone electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectrical focussing, electrochromatography, 2d gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, field flow fractionation, enhanced knowledge in atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, ICP-OES, ICP-MS. | |||||

Lecture notes | Script will be available | |||||

Literature | Literature will be within the script. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Exercises for spectra interpretation are part of the lecture. In addition the lecture 529-0289-00 "Instrumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" (4th semester) is recommended. Prerequisite: 529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie I" (3rd semester) | |||||

401-1662-10L | Introduction to Numerical Methods | W | 6 credits | 4G + 2U | V. C. Gradinaru | |

Abstract | This course gives an introduction to numerical methods, aimed at physics majors. It covers numerical linear algebra, quadrature as well as initial vaule problems. The focus is on the ability to apply the numerical methods. | |||||

Objective | Overview on the most important algorithms for the solution of the fundamental numerical problems in Physics and applications; overview on available software for the numerical solutions; ability to solve concrete problems ability to interpret numerical results | |||||

Content | Least squares (linear and non-linear), nonlinear equations, numerical quadrature, initial value problems. | |||||

Lecture notes | Notes, slides and other relevant materials will be available via the web page of the lecture. | |||||

Literature | Relevant materials will be available via the web page of the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite is familiarity with basic calculus (approximation theory and vector calculus: grad, div, curl) and linear algebra (Gauss-elimination, matrix decompositions and algorithms, determinant) | |||||

401-1152-02L | Linear Algebra II | W | 7 credits | 4V + 2U | M. Akveld | |

Abstract | Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Jordan normal form, bilinear forms, euclidean and unitary vector spaces, selected applications. | |||||

Objective | Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of linear algebra. | |||||

529-0440-00L | Physical Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis | W | 6 credits | 3G | T. Schmidt | |

Abstract | Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical electron transfer, electrochemical processes, electrochemical kinetics, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion processes and introduction into the technologies (e.g., fuel cell, electrolysis), electrochemical methods (e.g., voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy), mass transport. | |||||

Objective | Providing an overview and in-depth understanding of Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical electron transfer, electrochemical processes, electrochemical kinetics, electrocatalysis, surface electrochemistry, electrochemical energy conversion processes (fuel cell, electrolysis), electrochemical methods and mass transport during electrochemical reactions. The students will learn about the importance of electrochemical kinetics and its relation to industrial electrochemical processes and in the energy seactor. | |||||

Content | Review of electrochemical thermodynamics, description electrochemical kinetics, Butler-Volmer equation, Tafel kinetics, simple electrochemical reactions, electron transfer, Marcus Theory, fundamentals of electrocatalysis, elementary reaction processes, rate-determining steps in electrochemical reactions, practical examples and applications specifically for electrochemical energy conversion processes, introduction to electrochemical methods, mass transport in electrochemical systems. Introduction to fuel cells and electrolysis | |||||

Lecture notes | Will be handed out during the Semester | |||||

Literature | Physical Electrochemistry, E. Gileadi, Wiley VCH Electrochemical Methods, A. Bard/L. Faulkner, Wiley-VCH Modern Electrochemistry 2A - Fundamentals of Electrodics, J. Bockris, A. Reddy, M. Gamboa-Aldeco, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers | |||||

701-0423-00L | Chemistry of Aquatic Systems | W | 3 credits | 2G | L. Winkel | |

Abstract | This course gives an introduction to chemical processes in aquatic systems and shows applications to various systems. The following topics are treated: acid-base reactions and carbonate system, solubility of solids and weathering, redox reactions, complexation of metals, reactions at the solid/water interface, applications to lakes, rivers and groundwater. | |||||

Objective | Understanding of chemical processes in aquatic systems. Quantitative application of chemical equilibria to processes in natural waters. Evaluation of analytical data from aquatic systems. | |||||

Content | Introduction to the chemistry of aquatic systems. Regulation of the composition of natural waters by chemical, geochemical and biological processes. Quantitative application of chemical equilibria to processes in natural waters. The following topics are treated: acid-base reactions, carbonate system; solubility of solid phases and weathering; complexation of metals and metal cycling in natural waters; redox reactions; reactions at the interface solid phase-water; applications to lakes, rivers, groundwater. | |||||

Lecture notes | Script is distributed. | |||||

Literature | Sigg, L., Stumm, W., Aquatische Chemie, 5. Aufl., vdf/UTB, Zürich, 2011. | |||||

701-0401-00L | Hydrosphere | W | 3 credits | 2V | R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach | |

Abstract | Qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physical processes that control the terrestrial water cycle. Energy and mass exchange, mixing and transport processes are described and the coupling of the hydrosphere with the atmosphere and the solid Earth are discussed. | |||||

Objective | Qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physical processes that control the terrestrial water cycle. Energy and mass exchange, mixing and transport processes are described and the coupling of the hydrosphere with the atmosphere and the solid Earth are discussed. | |||||

Content | Topics of the course. Physical properties of water (i.e. density and equation of state) - global water resources Exchange at boundaries - energy (thermal & kinetic), gas exchange Mixing and transport processes in open waters - vertical stratification, large scale transport - turbulence and mixing - mixing and exchange processes in rivers Groundwater and its dynamics - ground water as part of the terrestrial water cycle - ground water hydraulics, Darcy's law - aquifers and their properties - hydrochemistry and tracer - ground water use Case studies - 1. Water as resource, 2. Water and climate | |||||

Lecture notes | In addition to the suggested literature handouts are distributed. | |||||

Literature | Suggested literature. a) Park, Ch., 2001, The Environment, Routledge, 2001 b) Price, M., 1996. Introducing groundwater. Chapman & Hall, London u.a. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The case studies and the analysis of the questions and problems are integral part of the course. | |||||

6. Semester (Biochemical-Physical Direction) | ||||||

Laboratory Courses, Semester Papers, Proseminars, Field Trips Further Laboratory Courses arising upon specific written request by the students and permission by the Director of studies. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

529-0450-00L | Semester Project | W | 18 credits | 18A | Lecturers | |

Abstract | In a semester project students extend their knowledge in a particular field, get acquainted with the scientific way of working, and learn to work on an actual research topic. Research projects are carried out in a core or optional subject area as chosen by the student. | |||||

Objective | Students are accustomed to scientific work and they get to know one specific research field. |

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