Soil Physical Analysis

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΔΑΦΟΥΣ 1 / Soil Physical Analysis
CodeΕΔΝ717
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000704

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600120855
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of physics, soil science and soil physics
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. accustom with physical methods of soil analysis 2. apply methods and basic laboratory analysis in the solid, aqueous and gas phase of soil 3. evaluate results and reach to conclusions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil sampling. Particle-size analysis and specific surface area. Soil particle density and bulk density. Aggregate stability and size distribution. Water retention characteristic curve, total porosity and pore size distribution. Water storage. Hydraulic conductivity. Soil compressibility. Soil penetrability.
Keywords
soil physical properties
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of power point and internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Fieldwork
Reading Assigment
Tutorial
Written assigments
Exams
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Obligatory attend of lab exercises and theoretical courses. Presentation of lab research results. Written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις του μαθήματος Φυσική Ανάλυση του Εδάφου. 2015. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις, ΑΠΘ. Θεσσαλονίκη 2002. Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 4-Physical Methods. SSSA Book Series 5. ASA, SSSA, Madison, WI.
Last Update
05-11-2015