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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Environmental Science

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
A0M02ZIP ZK 2 2+0s Czech
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Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Attention is devoted to the basis of ecology, to the growth of human population, to the capitalization of energy and to other resources of the biosphere. The pollution of water, soil, and air together with a waste treatment is evaluated. The impact of mechanic, electric, magnetic fields and chemical components to environment is also discussed. Economy, law and morality in relation to environment are dealt with.

Requirements:

oral examination, case study (5 pages)

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Environmental survey of the Czech Republic and of the World.

2.Environmental problems, their causes. Science, ecological principles.

3.Ecosystems.

4.Climate. Sustaining biodiversity.

5Food, soil, forestry and pest management.

6.Environmental hazards and human health.

7.Air pollution.

8.Climate change. Ozone depletion.

9.Water resources. Water pollution

10.Nature treasure. Nonrenewable and renewable energy. Energy efficiency.

11.Waste management.

12.Noise and vibration.

13.Electrical fields. Ionizing radiation.

14.Thermal and light comfort.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

To encrease ecological literacy and development of thinking on environmental topics.

Study materials:

1.Miller, G.T., Spoolman S.: Living in the Environment 18e. ISBN 13: 978-1-337-09415-3, 2018

2.Wright R.T., Boorse D.: Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, ISBN13: 9780321811295, 2014

3.Myers N., Spoolman S.: Environmental Issues and Solutions. ISBN-13:978-1-4354-6232-8, 2014

4.Global Environmental Outlook, GEO4, Environment for Development. UNEP, 2007

5.Europe's environment - The fourth assessment

6.Haberle G.:Umwelttechnik fur Schule und Beruf. Verlag Europa-Lehrmittel, Nourney, Vollmer GmbH&Co.,42781 Haan-Gruiten Germany, 2000

7.Report on the Environment of the Czech Republic, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, Prague, 2017.

Note:
Further information:
http://fyzika.feld.cvut.cz/~balek/index.html
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-18
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet12617804.html