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phy540 - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering I (Complete module description)
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Module label Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering I
Modulkürzel phy540
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Präsenzzeit: 84 Stunden Selbststudium: 186 Stunden
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Physics, Engineering and Medicine (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Uppenkamp, Stefan (module responsibility)
  • Doclo, Simon (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Hohmann, Volker (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Uppenkamp, Stefan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • van de Par, Steven (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Abiturwissen Mathematik
Skills to be acquired in this module
To obtain basic knowledge in application of mathematical methods to solve problems in physics and engineering
Module contents
Vector algebra (vectors in 2- and 3-space, vector products, planes, lines, cylindrical and spherical coordinates)
Preliminary calculus (elementary functions, limits, series, differentiation, integration)
Preliminary complex analysis
Introduction to ordinary differential equations
Partial differentiation
Vector calculus (scalar and vector fields, vector operators, line, surface and volume integrals, divergence and Stokes’ theorem)
K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence: Mathematical methods for physics and engineering. Third edition, 2006
Languages of instruction English, German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level BM (Basismodul / Base)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung/Lecture: 4 SWS,
Übungen/Exercises: 2 SWS
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Abiturwissen Mathematik
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 4 56
Exercises 2 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Max. 180 min written exam or 30 min oral exam. Here , you will find information about the consideration of bonus points for module marks.