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Geospatial Engineering Bachelor Information
Compulsory Courses
Examination Block 1
401-0243-00LAnalysis III Restricted registration - show details O3 credits2V + 1UM. Akka Ginosar
AbstractWe will model and solve scientific problems with partial differential equations. Differential equations which are important in applications will be classified and solved. Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic differential equations will be treated. The following mathematical tools will be introduced: Laplace and Fourier transforms, Fourier series, separation of variables, methods of characteristics.
ObjectiveLearning to model scientific problems using partial differential equations and developing a good command of the mathematical methods that can be applied to them. Knowing the formulation of important problems in science and engineering with a view toward civil engineering (when possible). Understanding the properties of the different types of partial differential equations arising in science and in engineering.
ContentClassification of partial differential equations

Study of the Heat equation general diffusion/parabolic problems using the following tools through Separation of variables as an introduction to Fourier Series.

Systematic treatment of the complex and real Fourier Series

Study of the wave equation and general hyperbolic problems using Fourier Series, D'Alembert solution and the method of characteristics.

Laplace transform and it's uses to differential equations

Study of the Laplace equation and general elliptic problems using similar tools and generalizations of Fourier series.

Application of Laplace transform for beam theory will be discussed.

Time permitting, we will introduce the Fourier transform.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be provided
Literaturelarge part of the material follow certain chapters of the following first two books quite closely.

S.J. Farlow: Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers, (Dover Books on Mathematics), 1993

E. Kreyszig: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons, 10. Auflage, 2001

The course material is taken from the following sources:

Stanley J. Farlow - Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

G. Felder: Partielle Differenzialgleichungen.

Y. Pinchover and J. Rubinstein: An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, Cambridge University Press, 2005

C.R. Wylie and L. Barrett: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, McGraw-Hill, 6th ed, 1995
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis I and II, insbesondere, gewöhnliche Differentialgleichungen.
103-0233-10LFundamentals of GISO6 credits5GW. Kuhn
AbstractFundamentals of geographic information systems: spatial data modeling; metrics & topology; vector, raster and network data; thematic data; spatial statistics; system architectures; data quality; spatial queries and analysis; geovisualisation; spatial databases; group project with GIS software
ObjectiveKnowing theoretical aspects of geographic information regarding data acquisition, representation, analysis and visualisation.
Knowing the fundamentals of geoinformation technologies for the realization, application and operation of geographic information systems in engineering projects.
Content- Einführung GIS & GIScience
- Konzeptionelles Modell & Datenschema
- Vektorgeometrie & Topologie
- Rastergeometrie und -algebra
- Netzwerke
- Thematische Daten
- Räumliche Statistik
- Systemarchitekturen & Interoperabilität
- Datenqualität, Unsicherheiten & Metadaten
- Räumliche Abfragen und Analysen
- Präsentation raumbezogener Daten
- Geodatenbanken
Lecture notesVorlesungspräsentationen werden digital zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureBill, R. (2016). Grundlagen der Geo-Informationssysteme (6. Auflage): Wichmann.
Bartelme, N. (2005). Geoinformatik - Modelle, Strukturen, Funktionen (4. Auflage). Berlin: Springer.
103-0187-02LSatellite GeodesyO4 credits3GM. Rothacher
Objective-Sicherheit im Umgang mit Koordinaten-, Referenz- und Zeitsystemen.
-Beherrschen der Ephemeridenrechnung für ungestörte Satellitenbahnen.
-Grundlegendes Verständnis der geodätischen Weltraumverfahren und deren Stärken und Schwächen.
-Kenntnis der wichtigsten Prozesse, die für Änderungen in den drei Pfeilern der Space Geodesy (der Geometrie, der Rotation und dem Schwerefeld der Erde) verantwortlich sind.
-Erkennen der Anwendungsmöglichkeiten der Space Geodesy für interdisziplinäre Aufgaben (System Erde).
Content-Koordinatensysteme, Transformationen
-Referenz- und Zeitsysteme
-Grundlagen Satellitenbahnen
-Weltraumverfahren: GNSS, VLBI, SLR, DORIS, Altimetrie
-Kombination der Weltraumverfahren
-Drei Pfeiler der "Space Geodesy":
1. Geometrie der Erde und zeitliche Veränderungen - Erdrotation der 2. Erde und zeitliche Veränderungen - Schwerefeld der Erde und 3. zeitliche Veränderungen
-Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS): Anwendungen im System Erde
102-0675-00LEarth ObservationO4 credits3GI. Hajnsek, E. Baltsavias
AbstractThe aim of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge about earth observation sensors, techniques and methods for bio/geophysical environmental parameter estimation.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge about earth observation sensors, techniques and methods for bio/geophysical environmental parameter estimation. Students should know at the end of the course:
1. Basics of measurement principle
2. Fundamentals of image acquisition
3. Basics of the sensor-specific geometries
4. Sensor-specific determination of environmental parameters
ContentDie Lehrveranstaltung gibt einen Einblick in die heutige Erdbeoachtung mit dem follgenden skizzierten Inhalt:
1. Einführung in die Fernerkundung von Luft- und Weltraum gestützen Systemen
2. Einführung in das Elektromagnetische Spektrum
3. Einführung in optische Systeme (optisch und hyperspektral)
4. Einführung in Mikrowellen-Technik (aktiv und passiv)
5. Einführung in atmosphärische Systeme (meteo und chemisch)
6. Einführung in die Techniken und Methoden zur Bestimmung von Umweltparametern
7. Einführung in die Anwendungen zur Bestimmung von Umweltparametern in der Hydrologie, Glaziologie, Forst und Landwirtschaft, Geologie und Topographie
Lecture notesFolien zu jeden Vorlesungsblock werden zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureAusgewählte Literatur wird am Anfang der Vorlesung vorgestellt.
351-1158-00LPrinciples of EconomicsO3 credits2GU. Renold, T. Bolli, P. McDonald, M. E. Oswald-Egg, F. Pusterla
AbstractThis course introduces basic economic concepts and theories. Beginning with microeconomics, the course starts with the topics of supply and demand, markets, and behavioral economics before moving on to the key macroeconomic concepts of national accounts, the labor market, trade, and monetary policy.
ObjectiveAfter successful completion of the course you will be able to:

-Describe the basic micro- and macroeconomic problems and theories.
-Introduce economic reasoning appropriately to a given topic.
-Evaluate economic measures.
ContentHouseholds, firms, supply and demand: How are household preferences and consumption patterns formed? How does a household react to price changes? How are goods prices formed? At what prices are companies willing to offer goods? How do we make economic decisions?

Markets: What is "perfect competition" and how does a competitive market work? Are monopolies always a bad thing? How can the state influence the market?

Market failure: What happens when prices give wrong signals?

Labour market: How do supply and demand work in the labour market? What influences unemployment?

National accounts: How big is the Swiss economy?

Foreign trade: Why do countries trade with each other? What are the consequences for the domestic market?

Money and inflation: What exactly is money? How does money creation work and what happens when there is too much (or too little) money on the market?

Students will be asked to apply these concepts to issues in their own field of study and to current issues in society. This goal will be achieved through participation in exercises, class discussions and reading material from current media. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply economic analysis confidently and independently.
Lecture notesno script available
LiteratureMankiw, N.G.: "Principles of Economics", 8th edition, South-Western College/West, Mason 2018.
Prerequisites / NoticeSie brauchen keine Vorkenntnisse, um dem Kurs zu folgen.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingassessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
851-0703-00LIntroduction to Law
Students who have attended or will attend the lecture "Introduction to Law for Civil Engineering and Architecture " (851-0703-03L) or " Introduction to Law" (851-0708-00L), cannot register for this course unit.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH, D-MAVT, D-MATL
O2 credits2VO.  Streiff Gnöpff
AbstractThis class introduces students into basic features of the legal system. Fundamental issues of constitutional law, administrative law, private law and the law of the EU are covered.
ObjectiveStudents are able to identify basic structures of the legal system. They unterstand selected topics of public and private law and are able to apply the fundamentals in more advanced law classes.
ContentBasic concepts of law, sources of law.
Private law: Contract law (particularly contract for work and services), tort law, property law.
Public law: Human rights, administrative law, procurement law, procedural law.
Insights into the law of the EU and into criminal law.
Lecture notesJaap Hage, Bram Akkermans (Eds.), Introduction to Law, Cham 2017 (Online Resource ETH Library)
LiteratureFurther documents will be available online (see Link).
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