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Mathematical Modeling: Case Studies

Module MA2902

This Module is offered by Department of Mathematics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2015/6WS 2011/2

Basic Information

MA2902 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h 90 h 9 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Several case studies with differing context of application are presented by instructors with corresponding specialisation.

Learning Outcome

Having successfully completed this module, the student is able to understand mathematical modelling by means of specific problems from natural and life sciences, engineering and economics, and to apply techniques for treating such problems in an interdisciplinary context.


MA1001 / MA0001 Analysis 1, MA1002 / MA0002 Analysis 2, MA1101 / MA0004 Linear Algebra and Discrete Structures 1, MA1102 Linear Algebra and Discrete Structures 2 / MA0005 Linear Algebra 2 and Discrete Structures, MA2904 Mathematical Models in Continuum Mechanics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 4 Mathematical Modellling Fornasier, M. Warzel, S. Wolf, M. Mon, 16:15–17:45, MI HS3
Tue, 12:15–13:45, MI HS3
Wed, 17:00–18:30, CH 21010
and singular or moved dates
UE 2 Mathematical Modelling (Exercise Session) Fornasier, M. Sissouno, N. Warzel, S. Wolf, M. Wed, 17:00–18:30, CH 21010
Mon, 16:15–17:45, MI HS3

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, exercise module




Ch. Eck, H. Garcke, P. Knabner: Mathematische Modellierung, Springer 2008.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The module examination is based on an assignment, which will be prepared in groups of three students. The lecturer gives several topics and every group picks two topics from different fields and prepares them in an assignment of maximum 30 pages of digital writing (15 pages for each topic). Students have to clearly indicate which section originates from which student.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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