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Before choosing course

The course objectives are to give an overview of environmental issues, on a global and local scale, and to demonstrate the application of methods and models from physics and mathematics to environmental problems.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SH2004 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

theoretical methods from physics (e.g. thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, radiation physics and acoustics) on physical processes relevant to the environment. Overview of energy systems, new technologies relevant to the environment, environmental monitoring and measurement techniques. Introduction to ionizing radiation and its biological effects. Transport of pollutants in air, water and soil. Spectroscopic and geophysical measurement methods. Remote sensing. Introduction to environmental modelling and computer simulations.

Intended learning outcomes

The course objectives are to give an overview of environmental issues, on a global and local scale, and to demonstrate the application of methods and models from physics and mathematics to environmental problems. After a completed course the student should have a broad knowledge of environmental measurement techniques, be acquainted with several technical applications relevant to environmental issues, be able to formulate, analyse and solve simple technical problems relevant to the field. The course will provide training in independent project work and in oral presentation.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to 5A1247/SH1009 Modern Physics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

E. Boeker and R. Van Grondelle, Environmental Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1995.

Lecture notes

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

One written exam (TENA; 4 university cr) Project work (PROA; 4 university credits) to be presented orally and as a written report.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Bo Cederwall

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SH2004

Offered by

SCI/Undergraduate Physics

Main field of study

Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Bo Cederwall, cederwall@nuclear.kth.se

Supplementary information

The time and place of the first lecture will be announced on the course web page. The scheduling of the following lectures and other course activities will be determined thereafter.