# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Earth Sciences Bachelor | ||||||

Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2016) | ||||||

1. Semester | ||||||

First Year Examinations | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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529-2001-02L | Chemistry I | O | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | W. Uhlig, J. E. E. Buschmann, S. Canonica, P. Funck, E. C. Meister, R. Verel | |

Abstract | General Chemistry I: Chemical bond and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium. | |||||

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 (Quantenmechanical Model of the Atom) 3. Chemical Bonding 4. Thermodynamics 5. Chemical Kinetics 6. Chemical Equilibrium (Acids and Bases, Solubility Equilibria) | |||||

Lecture notes | Online-Skript mit durchgerechneten Beispielen. | |||||

Literature | - Charles E. Mortimer, Chemie - Das Basiswissen der Chemie. 12. Auflage, Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 2015. Weiterführende Literatur: Brown, LeMay, Bursten CHEMIE (deutsch) Housecroft and Constable, CHEMISTRY (englisch) Oxtoby, Gillis, Nachtrieb, MODERN CHEMISTRY (englisch) | |||||

401-0251-00L | Mathematics I | O | 6 credits | 4V + 2U | L. Halbeisen | |

Abstract | This course covers mathematical concepts and techniques necessary to model, solve and discuss scientific problems - notably through ordinary differential equations. | |||||

Objective | Mathematics is of ever increasing importance to the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The key is the so-called mathematical modelling cycle, i.e. the translation of problems from outside of mathematics into mathematics, the study of the mathematical problems (often with the help of high level mathematical software packages) and the interpretation of the results in the original environment. The goal of Mathematics I and II is to provide the mathematical foundations relevant for this paradigm. Differential equations are by far the most important tool for modelling and are therefore a main focus of both of these courses. | |||||

Content | 1. Single-Variable Calculus: review of differentiation, linearisation, Taylor polynomials, maxima and minima, antiderivative, fundamental theorem of calculus, integration methods, improper integrals. 2. Linear Algebra and Complex Numbers: systems of linear equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, cartesian and polar forms for complex numbers, complex powers, complex roots, fundamental theorem of algebra. 3. Ordinary Differential Equations: separable ordinary differential equations (ODEs), integration by substitution, 1st and 2nd order linear ODEs, homogeneous systems of linear ODEs with constant coefficients, introduction to 2-dimensional dynamical systems. | |||||

Literature | - Thomas, G. B.: Thomas' Calculus, Part 1 (Pearson Addison-Wesley). - Bretscher, O.: Linear Algebra with Applications (Pearson Prentice Hall). | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: familiarity with the basic notions from Calculus, in particular those of function and derivative. Mathe-Lab (Assistance): Mondays 12-14, Tuesdays 17-19, Wednesdays 17-19, in Room HG E 41. | |||||

651-3001-00L | Dynamic Earth I | O | 6 credits | 4V + 2U | G. Bernasconi-Green, E. Kissling, O. Bachmann, T. Kraft, M. Lupker, M. Schönbächler, S. Willett | |

Abstract | Provides a basic introduction into Earth Sciences, emphasizing different rock-types and the geological rock-cycle, as well as introduction into geophysics and plate tectonic theory. | |||||

Objective | Understanding basic geological and geophysical processes | |||||

Content | Overview of the Earth as a system, with emphasis on plate tectonic theory and the geological rock-cycle. Provides a basic introduction to crystals and minerals and different rock-types. Lectures include processes in the Earth's interior, physics of the earth, planetology, introduction to magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Excercises are conducted in small groups to provide more in depth understanding of concepts and content of the lectures. | |||||

Lecture notes | werden abgegeben. | |||||

Literature | Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T.H., Press, F., Siever, R., 2007, Understanding Earth, W.H. Freeman & Co., New York, 5th Ed. Press, F. Siever, R., Grotzinger, J. & Jordon, T.H., 2008, Allgemeine Geologie. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 5.Auflage. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Exercises and short excursions in small groups (10-15 students) will be lead by student assistants. Specific topics in earth sciences will be discussed using examples and case studies. Hand samples of the major rock types will be described and interpreted. Short excursions in the region of Zurich will permit direct experience with earth science processes (e.g. earth surface processes) and recognition of earth science problems and solutions relevant for modern society (e.g. building materials, water resources). Working in small groups will allow for discussion and examination of actual earth science themes. |

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