# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Interdisciplinary Sciences Bachelor | ||||||

Physical-Chemical Direction | ||||||

3. Semester (Physical-Chemical Direction) | ||||||

Compulsory Subjects Examination Block | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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529-0422-00L | Physical Chemistry II: Introduction to Chemical Reaction Kinetics | O | 4 credits | 3V + 1U | H. J. Wörner | |

Abstract | Introduction to Chemical Reaction Kinetics. Fundamental concepts: rate laws, elementary reactions and composite reactions, molecularity, reaction order. Experimental methods in reaction kinetics. Simple chemical reaction rate theories. Reaction mechanisms and complex kinetic systems, approximation techniques, chain reactions, explosions and detonations. Homogeneous catalysis and enzyme kinetics. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to Chemical Reaction Kinetics | |||||

Content | Fundamental concepts: rate laws, elementary reactions and composite reactions, molecularity, reaction order. Experimental methods in reaction kinetics up to new developments in femtosecond kinetics. Simple chemical reaction rate theories: temperature dependence of the rate constant and Arrhenius equation, collision theory, reaction cross-section, transition state theory. Reaction mechanisms and complex kinetic systems, approximation techniques, chain reactions, explosions and detonations. Homogeneous catalysis and enzyme kinetics. Kinetics of charged particles. Diffusion and diffusion-controlled reactions. Photochemical kinetics. Heterogeneous reactions and heterogeneous catalysis. | |||||

Lecture notes | Molekulare Thermodynamik und Kinetik, Teil 1, Chemische Reaktionskinetik. Quack, M. und Jans-Bürli, S. 1986, VdF, Zürich. (Neuauflage in Vorbereitung, wird verteilt). | |||||

Literature | - Wedler, G., 1982: Lehrbuch der Physikalischen Chemie, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Voraussetzungen: - Mathematik I und II - Allgemeine Chemie I und II - Physikalische Chemie I | |||||

402-2883-00L | Physics III | O | 7 credits | 4V + 2U | J. Home | |

Abstract | Introductory course on quantum and atomic physics including optics and statistical physics. | |||||

Objective | A basic introduction to quantum and atomic physics, including basics of optics and equilibrium statistical physics. The course will focus on the relation of these topics to experimental methods and observations. | |||||

Content | Evidence for Quantum Mechanics: atoms, photons, photo-electric effect, Rutherford scattering, Compton scattering, de-Broglie waves. Quantum mechanics: wavefunctions, operators, Schrodinger's equation, infinite and finite square well potentials, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atoms, spin. Atomic structure: Perturbation to basic structure, including Zeeman effect, spin-orbit coupling, many-electron atoms. X-ray spectra, optical selection rules, emission and absorption of radiation, including lasers. Optics: Fermat's principle, lenses, imaging systems, diffraction, interference, relation between geometrical and wave descriptions, interferometers, spectrometers. Statistical mechanics: probability distributions, micro and macrostates, Boltzmann distribution, ensembles, equipartition theorem, blackbody spectrum, including Planck distribution | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes will be provided electronically during the course. | |||||

Literature | Quantum mechanics/Atomic physics/Molecules: "The Physics of Atoms and Quanta", H. Hakan and H. C. Wolf, ISBN 978-3-642-05871-4 Optics: "Optics", E. Hecht, ISBN 0-321-18878-0 Statistical mechanics: "Statistical Physics", F. Mandl 0-471-91532-7 | |||||

Electives For the Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Sciences students can in principle choose from all subjects taught at the Bachelor level at ETH Zurich. At the beginning of the 2. year an individual study program is established for every student in discussion with the Director of Studies in interdisciplinary sciences. For details see Programme Regulations 2010. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

252-0027-00L | Introduction to Programming | W | 7 credits | 4V + 2U | T. Gross | |

Abstract | Introduction to fundamental concepts of modern programming and operational skills for developing high-quality programs, including large programs as in industry. The course introduces software engineering principles with an object-oriented approach based. | |||||

Objective | Many people can write programs. The "Introduction to Programming" course goes beyond that basic goal: it teaches the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to perform programming at a professional level. As a result of successfully completing the course, students master the fundamental control structures, data structures, reasoning patterns and programming language mechanisms characterizing modern programming, as well as the fundamental rules of producing high-quality software. They have the necessary programming background for later courses introducing programming skills in specialized application areas. | |||||

Content | Basics of object-oriented programming. Objects and classes. Pre- and postconditions, class invariants, Design by Contract. Fundamental control structures. Assignment and References. Basic hardware concepts. Fundamental data structures and algorithms. Recursion. Inheritance and interfaces, introduction to event-driven design and concurrent programming. Basic concepts of Software Engineering such as the software process, specification and documentation, reuse and quality assurance. | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture slides are available for download on the course page. | |||||

Literature | See the course page for up-to-date information. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | There are no special prerequisites. Students are expected to enroll in the other courses offered to first-year students of computer science. | |||||

252-0847-00L | Computer Science | W | 5 credits | 2V + 2U | B. Gärtner | |

Abstract | This lecture is an introduction to programming based on the language C++. We cover fundamental types, control statements, functions, arrays, and classes. The concepts will be motivated and illustrated through algorithms and applications. | |||||

Objective | The goal of this lecture is an algorithmically oriented introduction to programming. | |||||

Content | This lecture is an introduction to programming based on the language C++. We cover fundamental types, control statements, functions, arrays, and classes. The concepts will be motivated and illustrated through algorithms and applications. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes in English and Handouts in German will be distributed electronically along with the course. | |||||

Literature | Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo: Accelerated C++, Addison-Wesley, 2000. Stanley B. Lippman: C++ Primer, 3. Auflage, Addison-Wesley, 1998. Bjarne Stroustrup: The C++ Programming Language, 3. Auflage, Addison-Wesley, 1997. Doina Logofatu: Algorithmen und Problemlösungen mit C++, Vieweg, 2006. Walter Savitch: Problem Solving with C++, Eighth Edition, Pearson, 2012 | |||||

327-0103-00L | Introduction to Materials Science | W | 3 credits | 3G | M. Niederberger, N. Spencer, P. Uggowitzer | |

Abstract | Fundamental knowledge and understanding of the atomistic and macroscopic concepts of material science. | |||||

Objective | Basic concepts in materials science. | |||||

Content | Contents: Atomic structure Atomic bonds Crystalline structure, perfection - imperfection Diffusion Mechanical and thermal properties Phase diagrams Kinetics Structural materials Electric, magnetic and optical properties of materials Materials selection criteria | |||||

Lecture notes | http://www.multimat.mat.ethz.ch/education/lectures/intro.html | |||||

Literature | James F. Shackelford Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers 5th Ed., Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2000 | |||||

327-0301-00L | Materials Science I | W | 3 credits | 3G | J. F. Löffler, A. R. Studart, P. Uggowitzer | |

Abstract | Basic concepts of metal physics, ceramics, polymers and their technology. | |||||

Objective | Based on the lecture 'Introduction to Materials Science' this lecture aims to give a detailed understanding of important aspects of materials science, with special emphasis on metallic and ceramic materials. | |||||

Content | Thermodynamics and phase diagrams, crystal interfaces and microstructure, diffusional transformations in solids, and diffusionless transformations will be presented for metallic alloys. The basics of the ionic and covalent chemical bonds, the bond energy, the crystalline structure, four important structural ceramics, and the properties of glasses and glass ceramics will be presented for ceramic materials. | |||||

Lecture notes | For metals see: http://www.metphys.mat.ethz.ch/education/lectures/materialwissenschaft-i.html For ceramics see: http://www.complex.mat.ethz.ch/education/lectures.html | |||||

Literature | Metals: D. A. Porter, K. E. Easterling Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys - Second Edition ISBN : 0-7487-5741-4 Nelson Thornes Ceramics: - Munz, D.; Fett, T: Ceramics, Mechanical Properties, Failure Behaviour, Materials Selection, - Askeland & Phulé: Science and Engineering of Materials, 2003 - diverse CEN ISO Standards given in the slides - Barsoum MW: Fundamentals of Ceramics: - Chiang, Y.M.; Dunbar, B.; Kingery, W.D; Physical Ceramics, Principles für Ceramic Science and Engineering. Wiley , 1997 - Hannik, Kelly, Muddle: Transformation Toughening in Zirconia Containing Ceramics, J Am Ceram Soc 83 [3] 461-87 (2000) - "High-Tech Ceramics: viewpoints and perspectives", ed G. Kostorz, Academic Press, 1989. Chapter 5, 59-101. - "Brevieral Ceramics" published by the "Verband der Keramischen Industrie e.V.", ISBN 3-924158-77-0. partly its contents may be found in the internet @ http://www.keramverband.de/brevier_engl/brevier.htm or on our homepage - Silicon-Based Structural Ceramics (Ceramic Transactions), Stephen C. Danforth (Editor), Brian W. Sheldon, American Ceramic Society, 2003, - Silicon Nitride-1, Shigeyuki Somiya (Editor), M. Mitomo (Editor), M. Yoshimura (Editor), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990 3. Zirconia and Zirconia Ceramics. Second Edition, Stevens, R, Magnesium Elektron Ltd., 1986, pp. 51, 1986 - Stabilization of the tetragonal structure in zirconia microcrystals, RC Garvie, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1978 - Phase relationships in the zirconia-yttria system, HGM Scott - Journal of Materials Science, 1975, Springer - Thommy Ekström and Mats Nygren, SiAION Ceramics J Am Cer Soc Volume 75 Page 259 - February 1992 - "Formation of beta -Si sub 3 N sub 4 solid solutions in the system Si, Al, O, N by reaction sintering--sintering of an Si sub 3 N sub 4 , AlN, Al sub 2 O sub 3 mixture" Boskovic, L J; Gauckler, L J, La Ceramica (Florence). Vol. 33, no. N-2, pp. 18-22. 1980. - Alumina: Processing, Properties, and Applications, Dorre, E; Hubner, H, Springer-Verlag, 1984, pp. 329, 1984 9. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | - In the first part of the lecture the bases are obtained for metals. In the second part the basics of cermics will be presented. - One part of the lecture will be taught in English, but most of it in German. | |||||

401-2303-00L | Complex Analysis | W | 6 credits | 3V + 2U | R. Pandharipande | |

Abstract | Complex functions of one variable, Cauchy-Riemann equations, Cauchy theorem and integral formula, singularities, residue theorem, index of closed curves, analytic continuation, special functions, conformal mappings, Riemann mapping theorem. | |||||

Objective | Working Knowledge with functions of one complex variables; in particular applications of the residue theorem | |||||

Literature | Th. Gamelin: Complex Analysis. Springer 2001 E. Titchmarsh: The Theory of Functions. Oxford University Press D. Salamon: "Funktionentheorie". Birkhauser, 2011. (In German) L. Ahlfors: "Complex analysis. An introduction to the theory of analytic functions of one complex variable." International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics. McGraw-Hill Book Co. B. Palka: "An introduction to complex function theory." Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, 1991. R.Remmert: Theory of Complex Functions. Springer Verlag | |||||

401-2333-00L | Methods of Mathematical Physics I | W | 6 credits | 3V + 2U | C. A. Keller | |

Abstract | Fourier series. Linear partial differential equations of mathematical physics. Fourier transform. Special functions and eigenfunction expansions. Distributions. Selected problems from quantum mechanics. | |||||

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Prerequisites / Notice | Die Einschreibung in die Übungsgruppen erfolgt online. Melden Sie sich im Laufe der ersten Semesterwoche unter echo.ethz.ch mit Ihrem ETH Account an. Der Übungsbetrieb beginnt in der zweiten Semesterwoche. | |||||

402-0205-00L | Quantum Mechanics I | W | 10 credits | 3V + 2U | T. K. Gehrmann | |

Abstract | Introduction to non-relativistic single-particle quantum mechanics. In particular, the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, such as the quantisation of classical systems, wave functions and the description of observables as operators on a Hilbert space, and the formulation of symmetries will be discussed. Basic phenomena will be analysed and illustrated by generic examples. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to single-particle quantum mechanics. Familiarity with basic ideas and concepts (quantisation, operator formalism, symmetries, perturbation theory) and generic examples and applications (bound states, tunneling, scattering states, in one- and three-dimensional settings). Ability to solve simple problems. | |||||

Content | Keywords: Schrödinger equation, basic formalism of quantum mechanics (states, operators, commutators, measuring process), symmetries (translations, rotations), quantum mechanics in one dimension, spherically symmetric problems in three dimensions, scattering theory, perturbation theory, variational techniques, spin, addition of angular momenta, relation between QM and classical physics. | |||||

Literature | F. Schwabl: Quantum mechanics J.J. Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics C. Cohen-Tannoudji: Quantum mechanics I | |||||

402-0255-00L | Introduction to Solid State Physics | W | 10 credits | 3V + 2U | K. Ensslin | |

Abstract | The course provides an introduction to solid state physics, covering several topics that are later discussed in more detail in other more specialized lectures. The central topics are: solids and their lattice structures; interatomic bindings; lattice dynamics, electronic properties of insulators, metals, semiconductors, transport properties, magnetism, superconductivity. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to Solid State Physics. | |||||

Content | The course provides an introduction to solid state physics, covering several topics that are later discussed in more detail in other more specialized lectures. The central topics are: solids and their lattice structures; interatomic bindings; lattice dynamics, thermal properties of insulators; metals (classical and quantum mechanical description of electronic states, thermal and transport properties of metals); semiconductors (bandstructure and n/p-type doping); magnetism, superconductivity. | |||||

Lecture notes | A Manuscript is distributed. | |||||

Literature | Ibach & Lüth, Festkörperphysik C. Kittel, Festkörperphysik Ashcroft & Mermin, Festkörperphysik W. Känzig, Kondensierte Materie | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Voraussetzungen: Physik I, II, III wünschenswert | |||||

402-0263-00L | Astrophysics I | W | 10 credits | 3V + 2U | A. Refregier | |

Abstract | This introductory course will develop basic concepts in astrophysics as applied to the understanding of the physics of planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe. | |||||

Objective | The course provides an overview of fundamental concepts and physical processes in astrophysics with the dual goals of: i) illustrating physical principles through a variety of astrophysical applications; and ii) providing an overview of research topics in astrophysics. | |||||

402-0595-00L | Semiconductor Nanostructures | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | T. M. Ihn | |

Abstract | The course covers the foundations of semiconductor nanostructures, e.g., materials, band structures, bandgap engineering and doping, field-effect transistors. The physics of the quantum Hall effect and of common nanostructures based on two-dimensional electron gases will be discussed, i.e., quantum point contacts, Aharonov-Bohm rings and quantum dots. | |||||

Objective | At the end of the lecture the student should understand four key phenomena of electron transport in semiconductor nanostructures: 1. The integer quantum Hall effect 2. Conductance quantization in quantum point contacts 3. the Aharonov-Bohm effect 4. Coulomb blockade in quantum dots | |||||

Content | 1. Introduction and overview 2. Semiconductor crystals: Fabrication and band structures 3. k.p-theory, effective mass 4. Envelope functions and effective mass approximation, heterostructures and band engineering 5. Fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures 6. Elektrostatics and quantum mechanics of semiconductor nanostructures 7. Heterostructures and two-dimensional electron gases 8. Drude Transport 9. Electron transport in quantum point contacts; Landauer-Büttiker description 10. Ballistic transport experiments 11. Interference effects in Aharonov-Bohm rings 12. Electron in a magnetic field, Shubnikov-de Haas effect 13. Integer quantum Hall effect 14. Coulomb blockade and quantum dots | |||||

Lecture notes | T. Ihn, Semiconductor Nanostructures, Quantum States and Electronic Transport, Oxford University Press, 2010. | |||||

Literature | In addition to the lecture notes, the following supplementary books can be recommended: 1. J. H. Davies: The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors, Cambridge University Press (1998) 2. S. Datta: Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems, Cambridge University Press (1997) 3. D. Ferry: Transport in Nanostructures, Cambridge University Press (1997) 4. T. M. Heinzel: Mesoscopic Electronics in Solid State Nanostructures: an Introduction, Wiley-VCH (2003) 5. Beenakker, van Houten: Quantum Transport in Semiconductor Nanostructures, in: Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures, Academic Press (1991) 6. Y. Imry: Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics, Oxford University Press (1997) | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The lecture is suitable for all physics students beyond the bachelor of science degree. Basic knowledge of solid state physics is recommended. Very ambitioned students in the third year may be able to follow. The lecture can be chosen as part of the PhD-program. The course is taught in English. | |||||

402-2203-01L | Classical Mechanics | W | 7 credits | 4V + 2U | G. M. Graf | |

Abstract | A conceptual introduction to theoretical physics: Newtonian mechanics, central force problem, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, symmetries and conservation laws, spinning top, relativistic space-time structure, particles in an electromagnetic field, Hamiltonian mechanics, canonical transformations, integrable systems, Hamilton-Jacobi equation. | |||||

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551-0015-00L | Biology I | W | 2 credits | 2V | R. Glockshuber, E. Hafen | |

Abstract | The lecture Biology I, together with the lecture Biology II in the following summer semester, is a basic, introductory course into Biology for Students of Materials Sciences and other students with biology as subsidiary subject. | |||||

Objective | The goal of this course is to give the students a basic understanding of the molecules that build a cell and make it function, and the basic principles of metabolism and molecular genetics. | |||||

Content | Die folgenden Kapitelnummern beziehen sich auf das der Vorlesung zugrundeliegende Lehrbuch "Biology" (Campbell & Rees, 10th edition, 2015) Kapitel 1-4 des Lehrbuchs werden als Grundwissen vorausgesetzt 1. Aufbau der Zelle Kapitel 5: Struktur und Funktion biologischer Makromoleküle Kapitel 6: Eine Tour durch die Zelle Kaptiel 7: Membranstruktur und-funktion Kapitel 8: Einführung in den Stoffwechsel Kapitel 9: Zelluläre Atmung und Speicherung chemischer Energie Kapitel 10: Photosynthese Kapitel 12: Der Zellzyklus Kapitel 17: Vom Gen zum Protein 2. Allgemeine Genetik Kapitel 13: Meiose und Reproduktionszyklen Kapitel 14: Mendel'sche Genetik Kapitel 15: Die chromosomale Basis der Vererbung Kapitel 16: Die molekulare Grundlage der Vererbung Kapitel 18: Genetik von Bakterien und Viren Kapitel 46: Tierische Reproduktion Grundlagen des Stoffwechsels und eines Überblicks über molekulare Genetik | |||||

Lecture notes | Der Vorlesungsstoff ist sehr nahe am Lehrbuch gehalten, Skripte werden ggf. durch die Dozenten zur Verfügung gestellt. | |||||

Literature | Das folgende Lehrbuch ist Grundlage für die Vorlesungen Biologie I und II: „Biology“, Campbell and Rees, 10th Edition, 2015, Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ISBN 978-3-8632-6725-4 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Zur Vorlesung Biologie I gibt es während der Prüfungssessionen eine einstündige, schriftliche Prüfung. Die Vorlesung Biologie II wird separat geprüft. | |||||

529-0051-00L | Analytical Chemistry I | W | 3 credits | 3G | D. Günther, M.‑O. Ebert, R. Zenobi | |

Abstract | Introduction into the most important spectroscopical methods and their applications to gain structural information. | |||||

Objective | Knowledge about the necessary theoretical background of spectroscopical methods and their practical applications | |||||

Content | Application oriented basics of organic and inorganic instrumental analysis and of the empirical employment of structure elucidation methods: Mass spectrometry: Ionization methods, mass separation, isotope signals, rules of fragmentation, rearrangements. NMR spectroscopy: Experimental basics, chemical shift, spin-spin coupling. IR spectroscopy: Revisiting topics like harmonic oscillator, normal vibrations, coupled oscillating systems (in accordance to the basics of the related lecture in physical chemistry); sample preparation, acquisition techniques, law of Lambert and Beer, interpretation of IR spectra; Raman spectroscopy. UV/VIS spectroscopy: Basics, interpretation of electron spectra. Circular dichroism (CD) und optical rotation dispersion (ORD). Atomic absorption, emission, and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy: Basics, sample preparation. | |||||

Lecture notes | Script will be for the production price | |||||

Literature | - R. Kellner, J.-M. Mermet, M. Otto, H. M. Widmer (Eds.) Analytical Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1998; - D. A. Skoog und J. J. Leary, Instrumentelle Analytik, Springer, Heidelberg, 1996; - M. Hesse, H. Meier, B. Zeeh, Spektroskopische Methoden in der organischen Chemie, 5. überarbeitete Auflage, Thieme, Stuttgart, 1995 - E. Pretsch, P. Bühlmann, C. Affolter, M. Badertscher, Spektroskopische Daten zur Strukturaufklärung organischer verbindungen, 4. Auflage, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2001- Kläntschi N., Lienemann P., Richner P., Vonmont H: Elementanalytik. Instrumenteller Nachweis und Bestimmung von Elementen und deren Verbindungen. Spektrum Analytik, 1996, Hardcover, 339 S., ISBN 3-86025-134-1. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Excercises are integrated in the lectures. In addition, attendance in the lecture 529-0289-00 "Instrumental analysis of organic compounts" (4th semester) is recommended. | |||||

551-0105-00L | Fundamentals of Biology IA | W | 5 credits | 5G | M. Aebi, E. Hafen | |

Abstract | The course provides an introduction to the basics of molecular- and cell biology and genetics. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to modern biology and to principal biological concepts. | |||||

Content | The course is divided into several chapters: 1. Basic principles of Evolution. 2. Chemistry of Life: Water; Carbon and molecular diversity; biomolecules 3. The cell: structure; membrane structure and function, cell cycle 4. Metabolism: Respiration; Photosynthesis; Fermentation 5. Inheritance: meiosis and sexual reproduction; Mendelian genetics, chromosomal basis of inheritance, molecular basis of inheritance, from gene to protein, regulation of gene expression; genomes and their evolution | |||||

Lecture notes | None. | |||||

Literature | The text-book "Biology" (Campbell, Reece) (10th edition) is the basis of the course. The structure of the course is largely identical with that of the text-book. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Certain sections of the text-book must be studied by self-instruction. | |||||

529-0121-00L | Inorganic Chemistry I | W | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | A. Mezzetti | |

Abstract | Complexes of the transition metals: structure, bonding, spectroscopic properties, and synthesis. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to the binding theory in complexes of the transition metals. Interpretation of structure, bonding, and spectroscopic properties. General synthetic strategies. | |||||

Content | The chemical bond (overview). Symmetry and group theory. The chemical bond of coordination compunds (Valence Bond Theory, Crystal Field Theory, Molecular Orbital Theory (sigma- and pi-bonding). pi-Accepting ligands (CO, NO, olefins, dioxygen, dihydrogen, phosphines and phosphites). Electronic spectra of coordination compounds (Tanabe-Sugano diagrams). Coordination numbers and isomers in complexes. Dynamic phenomena (stereochemical nonrigidity). Complexes and kinetics. | |||||

Lecture notes | Can be bought at the HCI-shop | |||||

Literature | - J. E. Huheey: Anorganische Chemie, Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 3. Auflage, 2003. | |||||

529-0221-00L | Organic Chemistry I | W | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | F. Diederich, C. Schaack | |

Abstract | Chemical reactivity and classes of compounds. Eliminations, fragmentations, chemistry of aldehydes and ketones (hydrates, acetals, imines, enamines, nucleophilic addition of organometallic compounds, reactions with phosphorus and sulfur ylides; reactions of enolates as nucleophiles) and of carboxylic acid derivatives. Aldol reactions. | |||||

Objective | Acquisition of a basic repertoire of synthetic methods including important reactions of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives, as well as eliminations and fragmentations. Particular emphasis is placed on the understanding of reaction mechanisms and the correlation between structure and reactivity. A deeper understanding of the concepts presented during the lecture is reached by solving the problems handed out each time and discussed one week later in the exercise class. | |||||

Content | Chemical reactivity and classes of compounds. Eliminations, fragmentations, chemistry of aldehydes and ketones (hydrates, acetals, imines, enamines, nucleophilic addition of organometallic compounds, reactions with phosphorus and sulfur ylides; reactions of enolates as nucleophiles) and of carboxylic acid derivatives. Aldol reactions. | |||||

Lecture notes | A pdf file of the printed lecture notes is provided online. Supplementary material may be provided online. | |||||

Literature | No set textbooks. Optional literature will be proposed at the beginning of the class and in the lecture notes. | |||||

701-0023-00L | Atmosphere | W | 3 credits | 2V | H. Wernli, E. Fischer, T. Peter | |

Abstract | Basic principles of the atmosphere, physical structure and chemical composition, trace gases, atmospheric cycles, circulation, stability, radiation, condensation, clouds, oxidation capacity and ozone layer. | |||||

Objective | Understanding of basic physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. Understanding of mechanisms of and interactions between: weather - climate, atmosphere - ocean - continents, troposhere - stratosphere. Understanding of environmentally relevant structures and processes on vastly differing scales. Basis for the modelling of complex interrelations in the atmospehre. | |||||

Content | Basic principles of the atmosphere, physical structure and chemical composition, trace gases, atmospheric cycles, circulation, stability, radiation, condensation, clouds, oxidation capacity and ozone layer. | |||||

Lecture notes | Written information will be supplied. | |||||

Literature | - John H. Seinfeld and Spyros N. Pandis, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change, Wiley, New York, 1998. - Gösta H. Liljequist, Allgemeine Meteorologie, Vieweg, Braunschweig, 1974. | |||||

701-0245-00L | Introduction to Evolutionary Biology | W | 2 credits | 2V | G. Velicer, S. Wielgoss | |

Abstract | This course introduces important questions about the evolutionary processes involved in the generation and maintenance of biological diversity across all domains of life and how evolutionary science investigates these questions. | |||||

Objective | This course introduces important questions about the evolutionary processes involved in the generation and maintenance of biological diversity across all domains of life and how evolutionary science investigates these questions. The topics covered range from different forms of selection, phylogenetic analysis, population genetics, life history theory, the evolution of sex, social evolution to human evolution. These topics are important for the understanding of a number of evolutionary problems in the basic and applied sciences. | |||||

Content | Topics likely to be covered in this course include research methods in evolutionary biology, adaptation, evolution of sex, evolutionary transitions, human evolution, infectious disease evolution, life history evolution, macroevolution, mechanisms of evolution, phylogenetic analysis, population dynamics, population genetics, social evolution, speciation and types of selection. | |||||

Literature | Textbook: Evolutionary Analysis Scott Freeman and Jon Herron 5th Edition, English. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The exam is based on lecture and textbook. |

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