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Agricultural Science Bachelor Information
2. Semester
First Year Examinations
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
529-2002-02LChemistry IIO5 credits2V + 2UW. Uhlig, J. E. E. Buschmann, S. Canonica, P. Funck, H. Grützmacher, E. C. Meister, R. Verel
AbstractChemistry II: Electrochemistry and redox reactions, chemistry of the elements, introduction to organic chemistry
ObjectiveGeneral base for understanding problems of inorganic and organic chemistry.
Content1. Redox reactions and electrochemistry

2. Inorganic Chemistry
Rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Systematic description of the groups of elements in the periodical system and the most important compounds of these elements. Formation of compounds as a consequence of the electronoc structure of the elements.

3. Introduction to organic chemistry
Description of the most important classes of compounds and of the functional groups. Principal reactivity of these functional groups.
Stereochemistry.
Rection mechanisms: SN1- and SN2-reactions, electrophilic aromatic subtitutions, eliminations (E1 and E2), addition reactions (C=C and C=O double bonds). Chemistry of carbony and carboxyl groups.
Lecture notesC.E. Mortimer & U. Müller, CHEMIE, 10. Auflage, Thieme: Stuttgart, 2010 (ISBN 978-3-13-484310-1)
LiteratureTh.L.Brown, H.E.LeMay, B.E.Bursten; Chemie, 10. Auflage, Pearson Studium, München, 2007 (ISBN 3-8273-7191-0)

C.E.Housecroft, E.C.Constable, Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Pearson, Harlow (England), 2006 (ISBN 0-131-27567-4)

D.W.Oxtoby, H.P.Gillis, N.H.Nachtrieb, Principles of Modern Chemistry, Fifth Edition, Thomson, London, 2002 (ISBN 0-03-035373-4)
401-0252-00LMathematics II Information O7 credits5V + 2UA. Cannas da Silva
AbstractContinuation of the topics of Mathematics I. Main focus: multivariable calculus and partial differential equations.
ObjectiveMathematics is of ever increasing importance to the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The key is the so-called mathematical modelling cycle, i.e. the translation of problems from outside of mathematics into mathematics, the study of the mathematical problems (often with the help of high level mathematical software packages) and the interpretation of the results in the original environment.

The goal of Mathematics I and II is to provide the mathematical foundations relevant for this paradigm. Differential equations are by far the most important tool for modelling and are therefore a main focus of both of these courses.
Content- Multivariable Differential Calculus:
functions of several variables, partial differentiation, curves and surfaces in space, scalar and vector fields, gradient, curl and divergence.

- Multivariable Integral Calculus:
multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, work and flow, Gauss and Stokes theorems, applications.

- Partial Differential Equations:
separation of variables, Fourier series, heat equation, wave equation, Laplace equation, Fourier transform.
Lecture notesSee literature
Literature- Thomas, G. B.: Thomas' Calculus, Part 2, Pearson Addison-Wesley.
- Kreyszig, E.: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons.
Prerequisites / NoticeAssistance:
Tu 17-19, We 17-19, Fr 12-14 in Room HG E 41.
551-0002-00LGeneral Biology IIO3 credits3GU. Sauer, R. Aebersold, H.‑M. Fischer, W. Gruissem
AbstractBasics of molecular biology (gene expression and its regulation; from gene to protein); evolution of biological diversity (bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi, plants); basics of the physiology of higher plants (structure, growth, development, nutrition, transport, reproduction)
ObjectiveThe understanding of basic concepts in biology: gene expression, its control and regulation; life histories of pro- and eucaryotic microorgamisms; structure, function, and reprodction of higher plants.
ContentFrom gene to protein; molecular genetics of microbial systems; structural and metabolic diversity of prokaryotes; diversity of eukaryotic microorganisms; the eukaryotic genome; regulation of gene expression; the genetic basis of the development of multicellullar organisms. Plant physiology: structure and growth, physiology of photosynthesis incl. C4 and CAM, nutrition and transport processes, reproduction and development, response to internal and external signals.

The following Campbell chapters will be covered:

16 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
17 From Gene to Protein
18 Regulation of Gene Expression
19 Viruses
20, 38 Biotechnology, Biosafety
27 Bacteria and Archae
28 Protists
31 Fungi
29, 30 Plant Diversity I & II
35 Plant Structure, Growth, and Development
36 Resource Acquisition and Transport
37 Soil and Plant Nutrition
38 Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology
39 Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureN. A. Campbell, J. B. Reece: "Biology" (8th edition); Pearson, San Francisco 2008.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is the second in a series of two lectures given over two semesters for students of agricultural and food sciences, as well as of environmental sciences.
751-0260-00LBiology IV: Plant and Animal DiversityO4 credits4VA. Leuchtmann, O. Y. Martin, M. Greeff
AbstractThis course provides an overview of the diversity in the kingdoms of plants and animals. In the context of selected groups, phylogenetic, morphological and ecological aspects are addressed and the fundamentals of systematics are acquired. For plants the focus is the flora of Switzerland; for animals, arthropods and vertebrates.
ObjectiveStudents are able to
- order the most important plant groups systematically using their morphological characteristics and biology
- describe selected plant families and vegetation types, with special emphasis on the vegetation of Switzerland
- explain the connection between form and function in the animal world based on the common anatomical features
- describe phylum history and ecological significance of the most important animal groups, with special emphasis on arthropods and vertebrates
ContentTeil Pflanzen: Moose, Farne, Gymnospermen, Überblick Angiospermen mit exemplarisch ausgewählten Familien; Vermittlung von Grundlagen der Morphologie und Systematik, sowie der ökologischen Bedeutung dieser Gruppen. Bedeutung als Zeiger- und Nutzpflanzen; Übersicht über die Vegetation der Schweiz.
Teil Tiere: Grundlegende Baupläne im Tierreich, charakteristische Merkmale der wichtigsten Tiergruppen und ihre phylogenetische Interpretation, Lebensräume und Interaktionen. Schwerpunkte bilden die Wirbeltiere und die Arthropoden, einerseits wegen ihres Artenreichtums und ihrer ökologischen Bedeutung, andererseits wegen ihrer Rolle als Nutztiere, Parasiten oder Bioindikatoren.
Lecture notesTeil Tiere: Skripte werden in der Vorlesung verkauft
LiteratureBaltisberger et al., Systematische Botanik. Einheimische Farn- und Samenpflanzen. vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich (4. Aufl. 2013)
851-0708-00LIntroduction to Law Restricted registration - show details
Introduction to Law as GESS Compulsory Elective Course:
Students who have attended or will attend the lecture "Introduction to Law for Architecture" (851-0703-01L), "Introduction to Law for Civil Engineering" (851-0703-03L) or " Introduction to Law" (851-0703-00) , cannot register for this course unit.

Particularly suitable for students of D-HEST, D-MAVT, D-MATL, D-USYS
O2 credits2VS. Bechtold
AbstractThis class introduces students to basic features of the legal system. Questions of constitutional and administrative law, contract law, tort law, corporate law, as well as litigation are covered.
ObjectiveIntroduction to fundamental questions of public and private law which serves as a foundation for more advanced law classes.
Content1. Öffentliches Recht
Staatsrecht: Funktion und Quellen des Rechts, Aufbau und Organisation des Staates, Grundrechte, Grundzüge des Völker- und Europarechts. Verwaltungsrecht: Verwaltungsverhältnis, Verfügung, Verwaltungsorganisation, Durchsetzung des Verwaltungsrechts, Verwaltungsverfahrensrecht, Grundzüge des Polizei-, Umwelt- und Raumplanungsrechts.

2. Privatrecht
Vertragsrecht: Vertragsfreiheit, Vertragsentstehung, -erfüllung und -verletzung, Grundzüge des Kauf- und Mietvertrags. Haftungsrecht: Verschuldenshaftung und Kausalhaftung, Beschränkung der Haftung. Grundzüge des Gesellschafts- und Zivilprozessrechts.
Lecture notesAuf der Moodle-Plattform verfügbar.
LiteratureWeiterführende Informationen sind auf der Moodle-Lernumgebung zur Vorlesung erhältlich (s. http://www.ip.ethz.ch/education/grundzuege).
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