SOIL 433/633 Soil Physics
Semester: Fall 2011
|Instructor:||Dr. Lyle Prunty|
|Office Location:||147 Walster|
|Office Hours:||To Be Announced|
|Class Hours:||Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am to 12:15 pm|
plus arranged laboratory hours
|Class Location:||Room 221 Walster|
Objectives and Methodology
The principal purpose of the course is to introduce basic concepts of soil physics.
The soil physics laboratory will be taught in parallel with the lecture topics.
Physical properties of major interest in the course include water content, density, particle size distribution, porosity, aggregation, compaction, hydraulic conductivity, and other transport properties.
Students completing the course will possess a working knowledge of soil physics and soil physical properties, how they are measured, and their correlations.
Any student with disabilities, or others who need special accommodations in this class, are invited to share their concerns or requests with the instructor as soon as possible.
Work in this course must adhere to the Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct as cited in "Rights & Responsibilities of Community: A Code of Student Conduct"