SK184N Environmental Physics 9.0 credits

Miljöfysik

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Technology
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for single courses students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (4.5 credits), P2 (4.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10098

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Stockholm

  • Tutoring time

    Evenings

  • Form of study

    IT based distance

  • Number of places *

    Max. 24

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>

Spring 19 for single courses students - To application

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (4.5 credits), P4 (4.5 credits)

  • Application code

    20035

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    Stockholm

  • Tutoring time

    Evenings

  • Form of study

    IT based distance

  • Number of places *

    Max. 30

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
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Intended learning outcomes

The course covers the physics of solar energy, the carbon cycle, carbon-based, nuclear, and renewable energy, the Green-house effect, and how mankind affects the environment. The emphasis is on conceptual understanding of the relevant physical mechanisms.

The student will learn to:

  • solve problems regarding the solar radiation, the Earth's carbon cycle and the Green-house effect
  • discuss the structure of the atmosphere and the biospheric radiation balance
  • perform calculations on conventional carbon-based and nuclear energy
  • explain and make estimates on renewable energy sources - solar, wind, water, and bio
  • discuss acousticcal and electromagnetic effects on the environment, various sources of pollution, as well as aspects of sustainable development of mankind

Course main content

Solar energy, the carbon cycle, the Green-house effect, fossil-fuel energy, heat engines, nuclear power, fission and fusion, renewable energy from sun, wind, water, biosources, environmental pollution in air, water, noise and radiation, climate changes, sustainable development.

Eligibility

Basic eligibility for university studies.

Literature

Environmental Physics, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, E. Boeker and R. van Grondelle, Wiley 2011 (3rd edition).

The textbook is avalable as e-text (English).

Examination

  • TEN1 - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN3 - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Three written exams: TEN1, 3 hp, grading scale A-F; TEN2, 3 hp, grading scale A-F; TEN3, 3 hp, grading scale A-F.

Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Contact

Vladislav Korenivski (vk@kth.se)

Examiner

Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2016.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2016.