2019 Earth and Space Sciences B A

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Academic unit or major
Basic science and technology courses
Instructor(s)
Nakamoto Taishi  Nakajima Junichi  Okuzumi Satoshi  Yokoyama Tetsuya  Sato Bunei  Ueno Yuichiro  Ohta Kenji  Ishikawa Akira 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(W521)  Fri5-6(W521)  
Group
A
Course number
LAS.A102
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Introductory lectures for Sciences of the Earth, Moon and planets in the solar system.

Student learning outcomes

Using observational and experimental data, the student learns scientific veiw of the present status and 4.6 b.y. evolution of planets in the solar system.

Keywords

Earth, Moon, Planets, Solar system

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Major phenomena of the Earth and planets are modeled using observational and experimental data.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Shape of the planet Why is the planet a sphere?
Class 2 Gravity of the planet Is the Moon outside the Earth's gravity?
Class 3 Atmosphere of the planet Structure and composition of the planetary atmosphere
Class 4 Planetary magnetic fields Geomagnetism, planetary magnetism and magnetosphere
Class 5 Effects of tidal force on the planet and satellite Why does the tide occur twice every day?
Class 6 Earth's interior with seismic waves What is the seismic wave?
Class 7 Structures of the planetary and satellite interior Rocky, gaseous and icy planets
Class 8 Plate tectonics (1) -Plate motion How are Earth's plates moving?
Class 9 Plate tectonics (1) -Plate boundaries Crustal movement at the plate bounndary
Class 10 Seismic activity Earthquakes around the Japanese Islands
Class 11 Volcanic activity Why are many volcanoes near the trench?
Class 12 Crustal rocks (1)-Igneous activity Volcanic rocks, and plutonic rocks
Class 13 Crustal rocks (2)-Sedimentation, Metamorphism Sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks
Class 14 Evolution of Earth's environment and life 4.6 b.y. changes in Earth's surface, and its effect on the evolution of Earth's life
Class 15 Summary of this lecture and exams Evaluate the understanding of this class

Textbook(s)

Earth and Space Sciences, Sato & Tsunakawa, Kodansha, 2018.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Material necessary for the class will be given at the lecture.

Assessment criteria and methods

Score is determined with exercises and exams.

Related courses

  • LAS.A101 : Earth and Space Sciences A
  • LAS.A110 : Earth and Space Sciences, Laboratory and Field Studies (geophysics)
  • LAS.A111 : Earth and Space Sciences, Laboratory and Field Studies (earth materials)
  • LAS.A112 : Earth and Space Sciences, Laboratory and Field Studies (astronomy)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No requirements.

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