課程資訊
課程名稱
地質年代學概論
Introduction of Geochronology 
開課學期
110-1 
授課對象
理學院  地球系統科學國際研究生博士學位學程  
授課教師
李紅春 
課號
ES8005 
課程識別碼
249ED1010 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
 
備註
本課程以英語授課。本課程以英語授課。只限TIGP學生選課。上課地點:中研院地球所Room305。與王國龍、波玫琳合授
總人數上限:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1101ES8005_ 
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課程概述

The course will be taught by three instructors. We will introduce the concepts of radiometric dating, radioactive decay and isotope geochemistry for absolute dating. Several absolute dating methods such as 14C, 210Pb, 230Th/U, 10Be/26Al, K-Ar, U-Pb, etc. will be given in detail. The course will also introduce some dating methods based on radioactive dose instead of decay half-life, such as Luminescence and Fission truck dating methods. We will show the advantages and disadvantages of each methods, and describe limitations and problems for dating. From the course, students can understand how to choose and use a dating method for their studies, and how to judge the dating results.
Textbook is just for reference. Each class the instructor will provide PPT for teaching materials.
Students are encouraged to discuss questions in the classes. Quiz and homework are not heavy, just in-light for understanding course contents. Students will select a research paper which uses a dating method to read, and give a 10-min presentation in the class.
We will arrange a lab tour either in AS or NTU to learn dating instruments and lab procedures. 

課程目標
Introduction of Geochronology is a discipline that studies the formation age of rocks and materials as well as the sequences of geological strata. Geochronology is an important and useful tool for studies on sedimentary stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, hydrology, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, environmental geology and archaeology, etc., almost every aspect in earth sciences. For a student who graduated in the field of earth sciences, learning and understanding of geochronology should be a necessary background. This course will teach the fundamental principles of Geochronology, many absolute dating methods and relatively dating methods. Students will learn general concepts and knowledge about how to determine ages of materials. Throughout the course, students should be able to understand Geochronology and its applications, and to make correct decision and choice in dating objectives in their future studies. 
課程要求
For graduate students at TIGP only 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
ISOTOPES: Principles and applications. Third edition, Gunter Faure and Teresa M. Mensing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 897pp. 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Mid-term exam 
35% 
 
2. 
Final exam 
35% 
 
3. 
Attendance and activity 
30% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第2週
9/28  General introduction of the course 
第3週
10/05  Principle of Radiometric dating 
第4週
10/12  14C dating 
第5週
10/19  230Th/U dating 
第6週
10/26  210Pb and 137Cs dating 
第7週
11/02  10Be/26Al dating 
第8週
11/09  Dating problems, choices and uncertainties 
第9週
11/16  Mid-term exam 
第10週
11/23  U-Pb dating 
第11週
11/30  K-Ar dating 
第12週
12/07  Isochron concept and application 
第13週
12/14  Luminescence dating 
第14週
12/21  Fission truck dating 
第15週
12/28  Relative dating methods 
第16週
1/04  Lab tour 
第17週
1/11  Student presentation 
第18週
1/18  Final exam