Universität Wien FIND

260161 VO Introduction to Environmental Science (2017S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.03. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Monday 20.03. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 27.03. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 03.04. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 24.04. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 08.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 15.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 22.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 29.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 12.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 19.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 26.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture is an introduction for students of physics, which want to specialise on the topic "Environmental Physics". It also aims on students of of other natural sciences, which want to gain an insight into environmental problems. Interdisciplinary approaches to problem awareness and problem solutions will be discussed.
Contents: exponential growth and its limitation, carrying capacity of the environment, cycles of chemicals, disturbance by humans, disturbance of ecosystems.
Climate: Air and water pollution, toxic substances, emissions, deposition, transport and ambient concentrations of pollutants. Odor and noise: Electric and magnetic fields and their effects on humans, Energy transformation, alternative energy, sustainability. Lecture with many graphics and handouts (followed by a seminar with field trips the next semester)

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To mediate the understanding of environmental processes on a scientific basis. The students shall be able to realise and evaluate the origin of actual problems.

Examination topics

Lecture with illustrations from different media sources.

Reading list

Unit specific publications are available at http://www.univie.ac.at/photovoltaik/umwelt/

Association in the course directory

MF 10, MaG 25, LA-Ph212(4)

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