Christian Zeman: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Dr. Christian Zeman
Address
Professur f. Hydrologie&Klimat.
ETH Zürich, CHN L 16.3
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailchristian.zeman@env.ethz.ch
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
701-0461-00LNumerical Methods in Environmental Sciences Information 3 credits2GC. Schär, C. Zeman
AbstractThis lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of
numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models.
ObjectiveThis lecture imparts the mathematical basis necessary for the development and application of
numerical models in the field of Environmental Science. The lecture material includes an introduction into numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as exercises aimed at the realization of simple models.
ContentClassification of numerical problems, introduction to finite-difference methods, time integration schemes, non-linearity, conservative numerical techniques, an overview of spectral and finite-element methods. Examples and exercises from a diverse cross-section of Environmental Science.

Three obligatory exercises, each two hours in length, are integrated into the lecture. The implementation language is Python (previous experience not necessary: a Phython introduction is given). Example programs and graphics tools are supplied.
Lecture notesPer Web auf http://www.iac.ethz.ch/edu/courses/bachelor/vertiefung/numerical-methods-in-environmental-physics.html
LiteratureList of literature is provided.