Mathematics for Physicists 1 (Linear Algebra)
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 SS 2012 (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|
|SS 2012||WS 2011/2|
MA9201 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.
- Fundamentals Examination (GOP, Part 1) in the B.Sc. Physics
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|240 h||90 h||8 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Mathematics for Physicists 1 (Linear Algebra)||
Responsible/Coordination: Freiherr von Gagern, M.
|UE||2||Mathematics for Physicists 1 (Linear Algebra) (Central Exercise Session)||Freiherr von Gagern, M. Richter-Gebert, J.||
|TT||2||Mathematics for Physicists 1 (Linear Algebra) (Exercise Session)||Freiherr von Gagern, M. Richter-Gebert, J.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
The module is offered as lectures with accompanying practice sessions. In the lectures, the contents will be presented in a talk with demonstrative examples, as well as through discussion with the students. The lectures should motivate the students to carry out their own analysis of the themes presented and to independently study the relevant literature. Corresponding to each lecture, practice sessions will be offered, in which exercise sheets and solutions will be available. In this way, students can deepen their understanding of the methods and concepts taught in the lectures and independently check their progress. At the beginning of the module, the practice sessions will be offered under guidance, but during the term the sessions will become more independent, and intensify learning individually as well as in small groups.
Fischer G.: Lineare Algebra, Vieweg 2005.
Jänich, K.: Mathematik 1 (Geschrieben für Physiker), Springer 2005.
Lang, S.: Linear Algebra, Springer 1987.
Description of exams and course work
General Remarks on Exams within Fundamentals Examination (GOP, Part 1) in the B.Sc. Physics
The written exams in the mandatory modules of the first year in the Bachelor’s program Physics are subject to the rules of the Fundamentals Examination (GOP). Each non-passed exam may only be repeated once. If after the repeat exams of one semester the student failed in one and only one of the three exams a rescue exam is granted where the grade may be corrected to 4,0.
By act of the examination regulations (FPSO) students in the Bachelor’s program Physics are registered to the module exams. To support exam organisation egular registration via TUMonline is done anyway. For students that do not show up at the exam the exam is counted as failed.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.