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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
Module code phy540
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Präsenzzeit: 84 Stunden Selbststudium: 186 Stunden
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Physics, Engineering and Medicine (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Responsible persons
Uppenkamp, Stefan (Module responsibility)
Doclo, Simon (Authorized examiners)
Hohmann, Volker (Authorized examiners)
Uppenkamp, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
van de Par, Steven (Authorized examiners)
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)
Reader's advisory
K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence: Mathematical methods for physics and engineering. Third edition, 2006
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level BM (Basismodul / Base)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung: 4 SWS,
Übungen: 2 SWS
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
4 56
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination 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.