Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Earthphysics JFM 205 3 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AYHAN KESKİNSEZER
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AYHAN KESKİNSEZER,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

The teaching of the structure of the Earth and the atmosphere

Course Content

Understanding the importance of the Physics Of The Earth in geophysical engineering. The formation theories of Universe, Galactic System, Solar System and Earth.Introducing the layers of the earth and teaching it’s physical properties. Teaching the interaction between the crust and the upper mantle. Teaching the interaction between the lower mantle and the outer core. Teaching the interaction between the outer and the iner core. The interaction between the sun and the surface of the earth and it’s atmosphere. Comparing the earth’s atmosphere to other planet’s. Analyzing the reactions in the stratosphere. The layers of the atmosphere and it’s physical properties. Global warming and the reasons. Explanation of the importance and the function of the ozone layer. The properties and the emphasis of the ionosphere layer. Teaching the correlation between earthquakes and atmosphere.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The Universe, the Island Universe, the Solar System, and the Formation Theories of the Planets. , , , , , ,
2 The students are Titius-Bode Law, the Thermal Evolution of the Earth. , , , , , ,
3 Students learn the General Features of the Earth and the Atmosphere. , , , , , ,
4 Students distinguish the Earth's Interior and Composition. , , , , , ,
5 Students experience ground internal heat and ground magnetic field sources. , , , , , ,
6 Students learn to determine Density, Pressure, Gravitation and Elastic Stability in the Earth. , , , , , ,
7 Students distinguish and contrast the differences and similarities between Earth and other planets. , , , , , ,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Students learn about the introduction of the Earth, Cosmogoni, the Galactic System, and the Solar System.
2 Describing to the students the features of the Universe, the Island Universe, the Solar System and the Formation Theories of Planets.
3 The Titus-Bode Law, the explanation of the importance of Yerkürren's Thermal Evolution to the students.
4 Describing the nature of the Planets' Buildings and Features that make up the Sun, the Solar System and the System.
5 Explaining the Movements of the Earth and the Isostasis to the Students.
6 Describing the General Features of Earth to Students.
7 Explanation of structure and characteristics of atmosphere to students.
8 Explaining the Inner Structure and Composition of the Earth to the Students.
9 Layered Structure of Earth to Students Describing the Shadow Regions of the Ending P and S Waves.
10 Investigation of the heat source and temperature distribution of the world with the students.
11 Investigation of Stress-Deformation Relationships of Soil and Rock Formations.
12 Investigation of Density, Pressure, Gravitation and Determination of Elastic Constants and Change of Earth by Students.
13 Examination of heat distribution of the world and heat distribution in the earth.
14 Explaining the Earth's Heat Propagation to the students.
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 14 14
Assignment 1 12 12
Final examination 1 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5