Soil Physical Analysis

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

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
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.
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
Use of power point and internet
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
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)
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.
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