# Search result: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Earth Sciences Master | ||||||

Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements The courses below are only available for MSc students with additional admission requirements. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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406-0062-AAL | Physics IEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | A. Vaterlaus | |

Abstract | Introduction to the concepts and tools in physics: mechanics of point-like and rigid bodies, elasticity theory, elements of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, periodic motion and mechanical waves. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to the scientific methodology. The student should develop his/her capability to turn physical observations into mathematical models, and to solve them. The student should acquire an overview over the basic concepts in mechanics. | |||||

Content | Book: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Douglas C. Giancoli, Pearson Education (2009), ISBN: 978-0-13-157849-4 Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (without: 6-5, 6-6, 6-8), 7, 8 (without 8-9), 9, 10 (without 10-10), 11 (without 11-7), 13 (without 13-13, 13-14), 14 (without 14-6), 15 (without 15-3, 15-5) | |||||

Literature | see "Content" Friedhelm Kuypers Physik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Band 1: Mechanik und Thermodynamik Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2002, 544 S, ca.: Fr. 68.- | |||||

406-0243-AAL | Analysis I and II Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 14 credits | 30R | M. Akveld | |

Abstract | Mathematical tools for the engineer | |||||

Objective | Mathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems. Mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Basic mathematical knowledge for engineers. | |||||

Content | Short introduction to mathematical logic. Complex numbers. Calculus for functions of one variable with applications. Simple types of ordinary differential equations. Simple Mathematical models in engineering. Multi variable calculus: gradient, directional derivative, chain rule, Taylor expansion. Multiple integrals: coordinate transformations, path integrals, integrals over surfaces, divergence theorem, applications in physics. | |||||

Literature | Textbooks in English: - J. Stewart: Calculus, Cengage Learning, 2009, ISBN 978-0-538-73365-6 - J. Stewart: Multivariable Calculus, Thomson Brooks/Cole (e.g. Appendix G on complex numbers) - V. I. Smirnov: A course of higher mathematics. Vol. II. Advanced calculus - W. L. Briggs, L. Cochran: Calculus: Early Transcendentals: International Edition, Pearson Education Textbooks in German: - M. Akveld, R. Sperb: Analysis I, vdf - M. Akveld, R. Sperb: Analysis II, vdf - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Vieweg Verlag - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure 2, Vieweg Verlag | |||||

529-2001-AAL | Chemistry I and IIEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. All other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 9 credits | 19R | J. Cvengros | |

Abstract | General Chemistry I and II: Chemical bond and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, acids and bases, electrochemistry | |||||

Objective | Introduction to general and inorganic chemistry. Basics of the composition and the change of the material world. Introduction to the thermodynamically controlled physico-chemical processes. Macroscopic phenomena and their explanation through atomic and molecular properties. Using the theories to solve qualitatively and quantitatively chemical and ecologically relevant problems. | |||||

Content | 1. Stoichiometry 2. Atoms and Elements (Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom) 3. Chemical Bonding 4. Thermodynamics 5. Chemical Kinetics 6. Chemical Equilibrium (Acids and Bases, Solubility Equilibria) 7. Electrochemistry | |||||

Lecture notes | Nivaldo J. Tro Chemistry - A molecular Approach (Pearson), Chapter 1 - 18 | |||||

Literature | Brown, LeMay, Bursten CHEMIE (deutsch) Mortimer, Müller CHEMIE (deutsch) Housecroft and Constable, CHEMISTRY (englisch) Oxtoby, Gillis, Nachtrieb, MODERN CHEMISTRY (englisch) | |||||

651-3050-AAL | Fundamentals of GeophysicsEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | J. A. R. Noir | |

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651-3070-AAL | Fundamentals of GeologyAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | V. Picotti, W. Behr | |

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651-3400-AAL | Fundamentals of GeochemistryAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 6 credits | 13R | C. Liebske, O. Bachmann | |

Abstract | Self-study course, the contents of which will be defined by consultation with the study advisor. | |||||

Objective | Close knowledge gaps in geochemistry to fulfill the respective requirements for the earth science MSc programme. | |||||

651-3521-AAL | TectonicsAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 6R | T. Gerya, W. Behr | |

Abstract | Comprehensive understanding of role and evolution of oceanic and continental lithosphere in global plate tectonics and evolution of earth. Understanding principles of theoretical and experimental geothermics and fundamentals of mantle and lithosphere rheologies. | |||||

Objective | Comprehensive understanding of role and evolution of oceanic and continental lithosphere in global plate tectonics and evolution of earth. Understanding principles of theoretical and experimental geothermics and fundamentals of mantle and lithosphere rheologies. | |||||

Content | Concept of lithosphere-asthenosphere system in plate tectonics. Physics, chemistry, and rheology of crust and uppermost mantle. Thermal, chemical, and mechanical evolution and destruction/subduction of oceanic lithosphere and evolution of continents. Continental growth, example Europe. Fundamentals of rheology and geothermics of the mantle-lithosphere-crust system. | |||||

Lecture notes | Detailed scriptum in digital form and additional learning moduls (www.lead.ethz.ch) available on intranet. | |||||

Literature | see list in scriptum. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | PPT-files of each lecture may be played back for rehearsal on www.lead.ethz.ch. | |||||

651-3525-AAL | Introduction to Engineering GeologyAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 6R | S. Löw | |

Abstract | This introductory course starts from a descriptions of the behavior and phenomena of soils and rocks under near surface loading conditions and their key geotechnical properties. Lab and field methods for the characterization of soils, rocks and rock masses are introduced. Finally practical aspects of ground engineering, including tunneling and landslide hazards are presented. | |||||

Objective | Understanding the basic geotechnical and geomechanical properties and processes of rocks and soils. Understanding the interaction of rock and soil masses with technical systems. Understanding the fundamentals of geological hazards. | |||||

Content | Rock, soil and rock mass: scale effects and fundamental geotechnical properties. Soil mechanical properties and their determination. Rock mechanical properties and their determination. Fractures: geotechnical properties and their determination. Geotechnical classification of intact rock, soils and rock masses. Natural and induced stresses in rock and soil. Interaction of soil masses with surface loads, water and excavations. Slope instability mechanisms and stability analyses. Underground excavation instability mechanisms and rock deformation. Geological mass wasting processes. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture Material as defined in German PPT Slides of the German Course “651-3525-00L Ingenieurgeologie”. | |||||

Literature | For English speakers study chapters 1-3 of Part I of the book “Geological Engineering” (Gonzalez de Vallejo & Ferrer 2011, CRC Press), without groundwater flow, consolidation time, geophysical methods, details of triaxial tests in soils and rocks, details of clay mineralogy. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Participate on all exercises of “651-3525-00L Ingenieurgeologie”, Thursday 13-14 pm. Participate in Written Exam together with students of the German Course |

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