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260161 VO Environmental Science (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Details

Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.03. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Monday 16.03. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 23.03. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 30.03. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 20.04. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 27.04. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 04.05. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.05. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.05. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 25.05. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 08.06. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 15.06. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 22.06. 09:00 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal: To provide a sound scientific basis for the understanding of environmental processes. The students learn to identify and evaluate the origin of current issues.
The lecture is an introduction for students of physics aiming to specialise on "Environmental Physics" as well as for other natural science students interested in environmental topics. 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.

Method: Lecture with many graphics and handouts to be downloaded from the website

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

several points will be awarded per question; 50% of the maximum number of points give a passing grade

Examination topics

material provided in the lecture with illustrations from different media sources.

Reading list

material can be found at http://www.univie.ac.at/photovoltaik/umwelt/ (password protected; login details will be provided in the first class

Association in the course directory

ERGB

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