Search result: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Interdisciplinary Sciences Bachelor|
|2. Semester (Physical-Chemical Direction)|
|Compulsory Subjects First Year Examinations|
|401-1262-07L||Analysis II||O||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.|
|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|
J. Appell: Analysis in Beispielen und Gegenbeispielen
R. Courant: Vorlesungen über Differential- und Integralrechnung
O. Forster: Analysis 2
H. Heuser: Lehrbuch der Analysis
K. Königsberger: Analysis 2
W. Walter: Analysis 2
V. Zorich: Mathematical Analysis II (englisch)
|401-1152-02L||Linear Algebra II||O||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.|
Accompanying the lecture course "Physics II", among GESS Science in Perspective is offered: 851-0147-01L Philosophical Reflections on Physics II
|O||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.|
|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|
|529-0012-03L||General Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) II||Z||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|| P. Sykes, "Reaktionsmechanismen der Organischen Chemie", VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim 1988.|
 Carey/Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A and B, 3rd ed., Plenum Press, New York, 1990/1991. Deutsch: Organische Chemie.
 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.
 J. March, Advanced Organic Chemistry; Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure, 5th ed., Wiley, New York, 1992.
 Streitwieser/Heathcock, Organische Chemie, 2. Auflage, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 1994.
 Streitwieser/Heathcock/Kosower, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 4th ed., MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1992.
 P. Y. Bruice, Organische Chemie, 5. Auflage, Pearson Verlag, 2007.
|529-0012-02L||General Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) II||Z||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.|
|4. Semester (Physical-Chemical Direction)|
|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.|
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.
|529-0230-00L||Inorganic and Organic Chemistry I |
Enrolment only possible up to the beginning of the semester.
|W||8 credits||12P||J. W. Bode, M. Jackl, V. R. Pattabiraman|
|Abstract||Laboratory Course in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry I|
|Objective||Introduction into basic techniques used in the organic laboratory. Understanding organic reactions through experiments.|
|Content||Part I: Basic operations such as the isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds: distillation, extraction, chromatography, crystallization, IR (UV/1H-NMR)-spectroscopy for the identification of the constituion of organic compounds.|
Part II: Organic reactions: preparative chemistry. From simple, one-step to multistep syntheses. Both classic and modern reactions will be performed.
Part III: Preparation of a chiral, enantiomerically pure ligand for asymmetric catalysis (together with AOCP II)
|Literature||- R. K. Müller, R. Keese: "Grundoperationen der präparativen organischen Chemie"; J. Leonard, B. Lygo, G. Procter: "Praxis der Organischen Chemie" (Übersetzung herausgegeben von G. Dyker), VCH, Weinheim, 1996, ISBN 3-527-29411-2.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites: |
- Praktikum Allgemeine Chemie (1. Semester, 529-0011-04/05)
- Vorlesung Organische Chemie I (1. Semester, 529-0011-03)
|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)
|529-0122-00L||Inorganic Chemistry II||W||3 credits||3G||M. Kovalenko|
|Abstract||The lecture is based on Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers, i.e. crystal structures.|
|Objective||The lecture follows Inorganic Chemistry I and addresses an enhanced understanding of the symmetry aspects of chemical bonding of molecules and translation polymers.|
|Content||Symmetry aspects of chemical bonding, point groups and representations for the deduction of molecular orbitals, energy assessment for molecules and solids, Sanderson formalism, derivation and understanding of band structures, densities of states, overlap populations, crystal symmetry, basic crystal structures and corresponding properties, visual representations of crystal structures.|
|Lecture notes||see Moodle|
|Literature||1. I. Hargittai, M. Hargittai, "Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist", Plenum Press, 1995; |
2. R. Hoffmann, "Solids and Surfaces", VCH 1988;
3. U. Müller, "Anorganische Strukturchemie", 6. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner 2008
|Prerequisites / Notice||Requirements: Inorganic Chemistry I|
|529-0222-00L||Organic Chemistry II||W||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.|
|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)|
|327-3001-00L||Crystallography Practical (Basics)||W||2 credits||4P||T. Weber|
|Abstract||Single crystal structures from current scientific projects will be characterized using modern x-ray techniques.|
|Objective||Application of x-ray scattering methods in crystallography and mineralogy|
|Content||Structural investigation of single crystals. Evaluation of scattering patterns (lattice constants, systematic extinctions, reflection intensities). Experiments with automatic single crystal diffractometers. Determination and refinement of simple crystal structures.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Precondition: lectures on crystallography or x-ray structure determination (e.g. Crystallography I)|
|401-2334-00L||Methods of Mathematical Physics II||W||6 credits||3V + 2U||G. Felder|
|Abstract||Group theory: groups, representation of groups, unitary and orthogonal groups, Lorentz group. Lie theory: Lie algebras and Lie groups. Representation theory: representation theory of finite groups, representations of Lie algebras and Lie groups, physical applications (eigenvalue problems with symmetry).|
|402-0275-00L||Quantum Electronics||W||10 credits||3V + 2U||J. Faist|
|Abstract||Classical and semi-classical introduction to Quantum Electronics. Mandatory for further elective courses in Quantum Electronics. The field of Quantum Electronics describes propagation of light and its interaction with matter. The emphasis is set on linear pulse and beam propagation in dispersive media, optical anisotropic materials, and waveguides and lasers.|
|Objective||Teach the fundamental building blocks of Quantum Electronics. After taking this course students will be able to describe light propagation in dispersive and nonlinear media, as well as the operation of polarization optics and lasers.|
|Content||Propagation of light in dispersive media|
Light propagation through interfaces
Interference and coherence
|Lecture notes||Scripts will be distributed in class (online) via moodle|
Saleh, B.E.A., Teich, M.C.; Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., newest edition
|Prerequisites / Notice||Mandatory lecture for physics students|
Prerequisites (minimal): vector analysis, differential equations, Fourier transformation
|252-0002-00L||Data Structures and Algorithms||W||7 credits||4V + 2U||F. Friedrich Wicker|
|Abstract||This course is about fundamental algorithm design paradigms (such as induction, divide-and-conquer, backtracking, dynamic programming), classic algorithmic problems (such as sorting and searching), and data structures (such as lists, hashing, search trees). Moreover, an introduction to parallel programming is provided. The programming model of C++ will be discussed in some depth.|
|Objective||An understanding of the design and analysis of fundamental algorithms and data structures. Knowledge regarding chances, problems and limits of parallel and concurrent programming. Deeper insight into a modern programming model by means of the programming language C++.|
|Content||Fundamental algorithms and data structures are presented and analyzed. Firstly, this comprises design paradigms for the development of algorithms such as induction, divide-and-conquer, backtracking and dynamic programming and classical algorithmic problems such as searching and sorting. Secondly, data structures for different purposes are presented, such as linked lists, hash tables, balanced search trees, heaps and union-find structures. The relationship and tight coupling between algorithms and data structures is illustrated with geometric problems and graph algorithms.|
In the part about parallel programming, parallel architectures are discussed conceptually (multicore, vectorization, pipelining). Parallel programming concepts are presented (Amdahl's and Gustavson's laws, task/data parallelism, scheduling). Problems of concurrency are analyzed (Data races, bad interleavings, memory reordering). Process synchronisation and communication in a shared memory system is explained (mutual exclusion, semaphores, monitors, condition variables). Progress conditions are analysed (freedom from deadlock, starvation, lock- and wait-freedom). The concepts are underpinned with examples of concurrent and parallel programs and with parallel algorithms.
The programming model of C++ is discussed in some depth. The RAII (Resource Allocation is Initialization) principle will be explained. Exception handling, functors and lambda expression and generic prorgamming with templates are further examples of this part. The implementation of parallel and concurrent algorithm with C++ is also part of the exercises (e.g. threads, tasks, mutexes, condition variables, promises and futures).
|Literature||Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, and Stein: Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd ed., MIT Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-262-03384-8 (recommended text)|
Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit, The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Elsevier, 2012.
B. Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition) Addison-Wesley, 2013.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites:|
Lecture Series 252-0835-00L Informatik I or equivalent knowledge in programming with C++.
|529-0442-00L||Advanced Kinetics||W||6 credits||3G||H. J. Wörner, J. Richardson|
|Abstract||This lecture covers the theoretical foundations of quantum dynamics and its application to chemical reaction kinetics. In the second part the experimental methods of time-resolved molecular spectroscopy are introduced.|
|Objective||This lecture provides the conceptual foundations of chemical reaction dynamics and shows how primary molecular processes can be studied by theoretical simulation and experiment.|
|Content||In the first part, the theory of quantum dynamics is derived from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. The theory is illustrated with molecular examples including tunnelling, recurrences, nonadiabatic crossings. A rigorous rate theory is obtained both from a quantum-mechanical picture as well as within the classical approximation. The approximations leading to conventional transition-state theory for polyatomic reactions are discussed.|
In this way, relaxation and irreversibility will be explained which are at the foundation of statistical mechanics.
In the second part, three-dimensional scattering theory is introduced and applied to discuss molecular collisions and photoionization. Experimental techniques for the study of photochemical primary processes, photochemical reactions and chemical reaction dynamics are introduced (time-resolved spectroscopies on nano- to attosecond time scales, molecular beam methods). Finally, the quantum dynamics of systems with a very large number of quantum states are discussed, introducing the Pauli equations and the Pauli entropy.
|Lecture notes||Will be available online.|
|Literature||D. J. Tannor, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Time-Dependent Perspective|
R. D. Levine, Molecular Reaction Dynamics
S. Mukamel, Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
Z. Chang, Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics
|Prerequisites / Notice||529-0422-00L Physical Chemistry II: Chemical Reaction Dynamics|
|551-0106-00L||Fundamentals of Biology IB||W||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.|
|551-0108-00L||Fundamentals of Biology II: Plant Biology||W||2 credits||2V||W. Gruissem, O. Voinnet, S. C. Zeeman|
|Abstract||Water balance, assimilation, transport in plants; developmental biology, stress physiology.|
|Objective||Water balance, assimilation, transport in plants; developmental biology, stress physiology.|
|Lecture notes||Plant Biology: Handouts of the powerpoint presentation will be distributed. It can also be viewed in a password-protected web link.|
|Literature||Smith, A.M., et al.: Plant Biology, Garland Science, New York, Oxford, 2010|
|551-0110-00L||Fundamentals of Biology II: Microbiology||W||2 credits||2V||J. Vorholt-Zambelli, W.‑D. Hardt, J. Piel|
|Abstract||-Structure, function, genetics of prokaryotic microorganisms and fungi.|
|Objective||Basic principles of cell structure, growth physiology, energy metabolism, gene expression. Biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature. Phylogeny and evolution. Developmental biology of fungi.|
|Content||Basic principles of cell structure, growth physiology, energy metabolism, gene expression. Biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature. Phylogeny and evolution. Developmental biology of fungi.|
|Literature||Brock, Biology of Microorganisms (Madigan, M.T. and Martinko, J.M., eds.), 11th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006|
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