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Course MAT-00-031-K-1

Higher Mathematics; Differential Equations (for Engineering Students) (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Lecturers of the department Mathematics
Area of study [MAT-Service] Mathematics for other Departments
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


Basic concepts for the treatment of ordinary and partial differential equations:

A. Ordinary differential equations:

  • first-order differential equations: existence and uniqueness, first-order autonomous differential equations, separation approach, variation of constants, explicitly solvable cases, initial value problems;
  • linear differential equations: homogeneous linear systems, matrix-exponential function, variation of constants, differential equations of nth order.

B. Partial differential equations:

  • classification and well-posedness of 2nd order partial differential equations;
  • wave equation, Poisson's equation, Fourier transform;
  • solution methods: separation approach, Fourier transformation.

C. Numerical solution of differential equations:

  • single step method (implicit/explicit);
  • Runge-Kutta method;
  • step size control.


Registration for the exercise classes via the online administration system URM (

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MAT-00-031-K-1]

Module Name Context
[BI-BSCBI-018-M-4] Höhere Mathematik für Bauingenieure III - Differentialgleichungen P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[MAT-00-03A-M-1] Higher Mathematics: Vector Analysis and Differential Equations (for Engineering Students) P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[MAT-00-03C-M-1] Higher Mathematics: Differential Equations and Numerics (for Engineering Students) P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP