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Organization
2011/2012 Applied Sciences Master Applied Physics
AP3141 D
Environmental Physics
ECTS: 6
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. C.R. Kleijn    C.R.Kleijn@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. M. Rohde    M.Rohde@tudelft.nl
Dr. S.R. de Roode    S.R.deRoode@tudelft.nl
Dr.ir. D.J. Verschuur    D.J.Verschuur@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
2/2/0/0
Education Period
1
2
Start Education
1
Exam Period
2
Exam by appointment
Course Language
English
Required for
Applied Physics special track Sustainability in Technology
Expected prior knowledge
Physics at BSc level, including basic Transport Phenomena and Fluid Dynamics, thermodynamics, calculus and differential equations, wave propagation; use of Matlab and/or Maple
Course Contents
Fundamentals of the environmental physics, world climate and
the greenhouse-model, durable energy-resources (solar-, wind-,
wave-, biomass-energy, nuclear energy, transport of pollution in
ecosystems, Environmental noise (basics of acoustics, perception of noise, outdoor noise propagation, traffic and aircraft noise)
Study Goals
To provide physicists with the knowledge and tools so that they can contribute to a more sustainable society from their own specific field of expertise
Education Method
lectures (mandatory attention) and mandatory homework
Computer Use
Homework requires computer programming in Matlab and/or Maple (or programming languages such as C, C++, Fortran)
Literature and Study Materials
Egbert Boeker and Rienk van Grondelle, Environmental Physics, 2nd edition, Wiley, 1995, ISBN 0 471 997803
+ lecture notes and handouts
Assessment
mandatory lecture attendance, mandatory homework (50%) and written examination (50%)
Permitted Materials during Tests
Book, handouts and lecture notes
Studyload/Week
2 lecture hours per week (14 weeks), 5 series of homework of 20 hours each, 40 hours of exam preparation