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Biology Bachelor Information
First Year, 2. Semester
Compulsory Subjects First Year Examinations
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0292-00LMathematics II Information O5 credits3V + 2UE. W. Farkas
AbstractMathematics I/II is an introduction to one- and multidimensional calculus
and linear algebra emphasizing on applications.
ObjectiveStudents understand mathematics as a language for modelling and as a tool for
solving practical problems in natural sciences.
Students can analyze models, describe solutions qualitatively or calculate
them explicitly if need be. They can solve examples as well as their practical
applications manually and using computer algebra systems.
Content## Komplexe Zahlen ##
- Kartesische und Polar-Darstellung
- Rechnen mit komplexen Zahlen
- Lösungen algebraischer Gleichungen

## Lineare Algebra - Fortsetzung ##
- Komplexe Vektoren und Matrizen
- Weitere Arithmetische Aspekte
- LGS und Gauss-Verfahren

## Lineare DGL 2. Ordnung und Systeme 1. Ordnung ##
- Lösen mit Eigenwerten/-vektoren.
- Qualitative Lösungsverhalten
- Ebene und Räumliche (Lösungs-)Kurven

## Integral- und Differentialrechnung (II) ##
- Hauptsatz der Differential/Integralrechnung
- Uneigentliche Integrale
- Anwendungen
- Gebiets- und Volumenintegral
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- Partielle Funktionen und Ableitungen
- Extrema
- Tangentialebene
- Verallgemeinerte Kettenregel

## Vektoranalysis ##
- Potentialtheorie
- Formel von Green
- Rotation und Divergenz
- Oberflächenintegral, Fluss
- Integralsätze von Gauss und Stokes.

## Potenzreihen ##
- Reihen
- Taylor-Reihe
- Potenzreihen und Anwendungen
Lecture notesIn Ergänzung zu den Vorlesungskapiteln der Lehrveranstaltungen fassen wir
wichtige Sachverhalte, Formeln und weitere Ausführungen jeweils in einem
Vademecum zusammen.

Dabei gilt:

* Die Skripte ersetzen nicht die Vorlesung und/oder die Übungen!
* Ohne den Besuch der Lehrveranstaltungen verlieren die Ausführungen
ihren Mehrwert.
* Details entwickeln wir in den Vorlesungen und den Übungen, um die hier
bestehenden Lücken zu schliessen.
* Prüfungsrelevant ist, was wir in der Vorlesung und in den Übungen behandeln.
LiteratureSiehe auch Lernmaterial > Literatur

**Th. Wihler**
Mathematik für Naturwissenschaften, 2 Bände:
Einführung in die Analysis, Einführung in die Lineare Algebra;
Haupt-Verlag Bern, UTB.

**H. H. Storrer**
Einführung in die mathematische Behandlung der Naturwissenschaften I; Birkhäuser.
Via ETHZ-Bibliothek:
<https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-0348-8598-0>

**Ch. Blatter**
Lineare Algebra; VDF
auch als [pdf]<https://people.math.ethz.ch/~blatter/linalg.pdf>
Prerequisites / Notice## Voraussetzungen ##
Mathematik I <Link>

## Übungen und Prüfungen ##
+ Die Übungsaufgaben (inkl. Multiple-Choice) sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil
der Lehrveranstaltung.
+ Es wird erwartet, dass Sie mindestens 75 % der wöchentlichen Serien bearbeiten
und zur Korrektur einreichen.
+ Der Prüfungsstoff ist eine Auswahl von Themen aus Vorlesung und Übungen. Für
eine erfolgreiche Prüfung ist die konzentrierte Bearbeitung der Aufgaben
unerlässlich.

## Einschreibung in die Übungen ##
Die Einschreibung in die Übungsgruppen erfolgt online.

## Zugang Übungsserien ##
Erfolgt auch online.
551-0106-00LFundamentals of Biology IBO5 credits5GA. Wutz, S. P. Hart, O. Y. Martin, E. B. Truernit, S. Wielgoss, S. C. Zeeman
AbstractThis course is an introduction into the basic principles of evolution, diversity, animal/plant form and function, and ecology.
ObjectiveIntroduction into aspects of modern biology and fundamental biological concepts.
ContentThe course is divided into distinct chapters
1. Mechanisms of evolution.
2. The evolutionary history of biological diversity (bacteria and archea, protists, plants and animals).
3. Plant form and function (growth and development, nutrient and resource acquisition, reproduction and environmental responses).
4. Animal form and function (nutrition, immune system, hormones, reproduction, nervous system and behaviour).
5. Ecology (population ecology, community ecology, ecosystems and conservation ecology).
Lecture notesNo script
LiteratureThis course is based on the textbook 'Biology' (Campbell, Reece, 9th edition). The structure of the course follows that of the book. It is recommended to purchase the English version.
Prerequisites / NoticePart of the contents of the book need to be learned through independent study.
529-1012-00LOrganic Chemistry II (for Students of Biology, Pharmaceutical Sci., and Health Sci. & Tech.)O5 credits5GC. Thilgen
AbstractThe relationship between structure and reactivity of organic molecules is elaborated by studying the mechanisms of the fundamental types of organic reactions. A basic synthesis repertoire is acquired.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the mechanisms of the fundamental types of organic reactions. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and reactivity. A basic repertoire for the synthesis of small organic molecules is acquired. Weekly problem solving lessons provide a deeper understanding of the concepts presented during the lecture.
ContentThe basic reactions of organic chemistry and their mechanisms. Chemistry of the most important functional groups, the carbonyl group in particular.

For details, see German version.
Lecture notesPrinted or electronic lecture notes are available. Problem sets, answer keys, and other course materials can be downloaded from the Moodle course "Organic Chemistry II" of the current semester (https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch).
LiteratureNo set textbooks. Optional texts will be proposed at the beginning of the class and in the lecture notes (cf. course 529-1011-00L Organic Chemistry I).
Prerequisites / NoticeAttendance of the course 529-1011-00, "Organic Chemistry I for Biology/Pharmaceutical Sciences/HST".
402-0072-00LPhysicsO5 credits5V + 2UT. M. Ihn
AbstractIntroduction to the concepts and tools in physics with the help of demonstration experiments: mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism and optics.
ObjectiveThe concepts and tools in physics, as well as the methods of an experimental science are taught. The student should learn to identify, communicate and solve physical problems in his/her own field of science.
Content1. Fundamental concepts of natural sciences

I. MECHANICS
2. Motion in one dimension
3. Motion in two and three dimensions
4. Newton's laws
5. Applications of Newton's laws
6. Forces
7. Work and energy, power, energy conservation
8. Momentum conservation, collisions
9. Angular momentum conservation

II. STATISTICAL MECHANICS
10. Concentration and density
11. Pressure and work
12. Entropy, Second Law of Thermodynamics
13. Temperature and heat
14. First Law of Thermodynamics
15. The Boltzmann-Factor

III. ELECTROMAGNETISM
16. Geometrical optics
17. Light as an electromagnetic wave
18. Quantum aspects of light
Lecture notesT. Ihn: Physics for Students in Biology and Pharmazeutical Sciences (unpublished lecture notes)
LiteratureThe lecture contains elements of:

Paul A. Tipler and Gene P. Mosca, "Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure", Springer Spektrum.

Feynman, Leighton, Sands, "The Feynman Lectures on Physics", Volume I (http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/)

Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood, "Matter and Interactions" (Wiley)
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Mathematics I
401-0643-00LStatistics I Information O3 credits2V + 1UM. Kalisch
AbstractIntroduction to basic methods and fundamental concepts of statistics and probability theory for non-mathematicians. The concepts are presented on the basis of some descriptive examples.
ObjectiveGrundverständnis für die Gesetze des Zufalls und des Denkens in Wahrscheinlichkeiten. Kenntnis von Methoden zur Darstellung von Daten und zu ihrer quantitativen Interpretation unter Berücksichtigung der statistischen Unsicherheit.
ContentModelle und Statistik für Zähldaten: Diskrete Wahrscheinlichkeitsmodelle, Binomial-Verteilung, Tests und Vertrauensintervalle für eine Wahrscheinlichkeit, Poisson-Verteilung und deren Statistik, weitere Verteilungen.
Modelle und Statistik für Messdaten: Beschreibende Statistik, Zufallsvariablen mit Dichten, t-Test und Wilcoxon-Test und zugehörige Vertrauensintervalle.
Regression: Das Modell der linearen Regression, Tests und Vertrauensintervalle, Residuenanalyse.
Lecture notesEs steht ein kurzes Skript zur Verfügung.
Literature- W. A. Stahel, Statistische Datenanalyse: Eine Einführung für Naturwissenschaftler, 5. Aufl., Vieweg, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden, 2007
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Grundlegende Mathematik-Kenntnisse wie sie im ersten Semester erworben werden.
First Year Laboratory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
551-0102-01LFundamentals of Biology I Information Restricted registration - show details
Registrations via myStudies until 30.1.2019 at the latest. Subsequent registrations will not be considered.
O6 credits8PM. Gstaiger, T. A. Beyer, M. Kopf, R. Kroschewski, M. Künzler, D. Ramseier, M. Stoffel, E. B. Truernit, A. Wutz
AbstractThis 1st year Laboratory course introduces the student to the entire range of classical and modern molecular biosciences. During this course (Praktikum GL BioI) the students will do three praktikum days in:
- Biochemistry
- Cell Biology I
- Microbiology
- Plant Anantomy & Ecology
(total of 12 experiments)

Each experiment takes one full day.
ObjectiveIntroduction to theoretical and experimental biology

General Praktikum-information and course material can be obtained from Moodle

The general Praktikum information (Assignment list, Instructions and Schedule & Performance Sheet) will also be sent to the students directly (E-mail).
ContentThe class is divided into four blocks: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant biology & Ecology and Cell Biology I.

BIOCHEMISTRY:
- TAQ Analysis (part 1): Protein purification
- TAQ Analysis (part 2): SDS-Gelelektrophoresis
- TAQ Analysis (part 3): Activity test of the purified protein

MICROBIOLOGY:
Day 1: Basics for the work with microorganisms & Isolation of microorganisms from the environment
Day 2: Morphology and diagnostics of bacteria & Antimicrobial agents
Day 3: Morphology of fungi & Microbial physiology and interactions

PLANT BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY
- Microscopy and plant cell anatomy
- Plant organ anatomy and gene expression
- Ecology

CELL BIOLOGY I:
- Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination
- Histology
- Chromosome preparation and analysis
Lecture notesLaboratory manuals

BIOCHEMISTRY:
- The protocols can be downloaded from: Moodle

MICROBIOLOGY:
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle
- You HAVE TO print the pdf-file, which is also used as the lab manual during the experiments. Therefore, you have to have the Script always with you, when doing the experiments in Microbiology.

PLANT BIOLOGY & ECOLOGY:
- The protocols can be found from: Moodle

CELL BIOLOGY I:
- The handouts of the experiments entitled "Histology" will be provided
- The protocols of "Anatomy of mouse & Blood cell determination" and "Chromosome preparation and analysis" can be found from: Moodle
LiteratureNone
Prerequisites / NoticePLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RULES

Your attendance is obligatory and you have to attend all 12 Praktikum days of GL BioI. Absences are only acceptable if you are able to provide a Doctor’s certificate. The original Dr's certificate has to be given to Dr. M. Gstaiger (HPM F43) within five days of the absence of the Praktikum day.

If there will be any exceptional or important situations then you should directly contact the Director of Studies of D-Biol, who will decide if you are allowed to miss a Praktikum day or not.

HIGHLY IMPORTANT!!

1. Due to the increased number of students, the official Praktikum registration has to be done, using myStudies, preferably at the end of HS18 but not later than Wednesday January 30, 2019.

2. Later registration is NOT possible and can NOT be accepted!

3. The course registration for FS2019 is usually possible at the end of Autumn semester 2018 and you will obtain an E-mail from the Rectorate when the course registration using myStudies is possible.

Students can register for a practice group via myStudies. As soon as the course unit is registered in myStudies, a text box appears indicating that a group can be selected. Accordingly, students can select a group in the next step. If more than 240 students register, the surplus students will be placed on a waiting list and then allocated by the course responsible.

Extra Praktikum days have to be organized if more than 220 - 240 students will attend the Praktikum. The group division is random and the reserved Extra Praktikum days are:

3.6 / 4.6 / 6.6

The Praktikum GL BioI will take place during the following days and therefore, you have to make sure already now that you will not have any other activities / commitments during these days:

PRAKTIKUM DAYS FS18 (Thursdays):

21.2 / 28.2 / 7.3 / 14.3 / 21.3 / 28.3 / 4.4 / 11.4 / 2.5 / 9.5 / 16.5 / 23.5

No Praktikum during the Easter vacation: 19.4.-26.4. 2019

EXTRA PRAKTIKUM DAYS (if necessary)

3.6 / 4.6 / 6.6
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