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Academic year
TIF075 - Environmental physics  
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKTFY
4,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Project 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c    

In programs

TKTFY ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 2 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Forskarassistent  Björn Wickman


Theme:

Environment 4,5 hec


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Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Previous courses in mathematics and physics within the programme

Aim

To study environmental issues and sustainable development in the context of physics.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- make simpler resource and sustainability analyses - describe and explain the global energy balance, foremost focussing on radiation - explain the principles of solar, nuclear and wind power - explain how physical principles are connected to resource management and recumberation issues - both orally and in writing convince about sustainability using proper analysed and balanced arguments - search for information and evaluate that information, available through Chalmers' library system

Content

Presentation of different environment analysis systems. Project work on
the sustainablity of large scale technological systems, preferrably energy-matter systems. Lectures on environmental problems and phenomena from a physics standpoint. Argumentation incl. technique in oral and writing. Mechanics and radiation applied to Earth's air and water problems. Energy and radiation balance concerning the climate. Diffusion and transport of pollutants in the atmosphere and in the oceans. About disturbances in environmental systems and human activities. The course contains a compulsory information retrieval part, given by personnel at Chalmers library.

Organisation

A project work is running all through the course and in parallel there are lectures and exercises. Compulsory information retrieval part.

Literature

The main course literature will be announced on the course homepage prior to course start.

Examination

Project work and home assignments. Passing the information retrieval part  is required.


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