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phy541 - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering II (Complete module description)
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Module label Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering II
Module code phy541
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
attendance: 56 hrs self study: 124 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Physics, Engineering and Medicine (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Responsible persons
Doclo, Simon (Module responsibility)
Doclo, Simon (Authorized examiners)
Hohmann, Volker (Authorized examiners)
Uppenkamp, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
van de Par, Steven (Authorized examiners)
Contents of the lecture “Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering I”
Skills to be acquired in this module
To obtain advanced knowledge in application of mathematical methods to solve problems in physics and engineering.
Module contents
  • Matrices and vector spaces (linear vector spaces, basis, norm, matrices, matrix operations, determinant, inverse matrix, eigenvalue decomposition)
  • Quadratic forms
  • Linear equations (Gauss elimination, least-squares solution)
  • Functions of multiple variables (stationary points, constrained optimisation using Lagrange multipliers)
  • Fourier series
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
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 2 hrs/week
Exercise: 2 hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Max. 180 min written exam or 30 min oral exam.
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