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Module MAT-00-31-M-1

Mathematics I (for Students of Chemistry) (M, 5.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-00-31-M-1 Mathematics I (for students of chemistry) 5.0 CP (150 h)
CHE-BaCh-011-M-1 Basic Module: Mathematics I 5.0 CP (150 h)


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
+ further Lecturers of the department Mathematics
Area of study [MAT-Service] Mathematics for other Departments
Reference course of study [CHE-82.32-SG] B.Sc. Chemistry
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


To prepare for this course, it is recommended to participate in the Online Mathematics Bridge Course (OMB+), see before starting with the studies.


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
3V+1U MAT-00-31-K-1
Mathematics I (for Students of Chemistry)
P 56 h 94 h - - PL1 5.0 WiSe/SuSe
  • About [MAT-00-31-K-1]: Title: "Mathematics I (for Students of Chemistry)"; Presence-Time: 56 h; Self-Study: 94 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90-120 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 81031 ("Mathematik I für Chemiker")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Fundamentals of Mathematics with direct relation to chemistry:
  • complex numbers,
  • vectors,
  • vector functions,
  • functions of several variables,
  • partial derivatives,
  • the total derivative,
  • maxima and minima for functions of several variables,
  • the Riemann Integral,
  • the indefinite integral,
  • vector fields,
  • curve integral,
  • matrices,
  • determinants.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The following competences are to be promoted:
  • Professional competence: confident and independent use of the terms from the lecture.
  • Methodological competence: skilled and independent handling of the methods from the lecture.
  • Personal competence: independent and critical learning and thinking.
  • Social competence: ability to work in a team.

Learning outcomes:

By means of exemplary calculations, the students gain an understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and facts. They will thus be able to solve scientific problems, especially in the field of chemistry, using the mathematical methods they have learned.


  • G. Brunner, R. Brück: Mathematik für Chemiker,
  • A. Jüngel, H.G. Zachmann: Mathematik für Chemiker,
  • T. Rießinger: Mathematik für Ingenieure.


Further learning materials will be announced in the lecture.

To refresh the knowledge of school mathematics, it is recommended to attend the mathematics preparatory course (Vorkurs) before starting with this course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [CHE-BaCh-011-M-1]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[CHE-82.32-SG] B.Sc. Chemistry Basic Modules [P] Compulsory
[CHE-82.B41-SG#2020] B.Sc. Chemistry with Focus Economics [2020] Module der Chemie (Grundmodule) [P] Compulsory
[CHE-82.96-SG] B.Sc. Food Chemistry Basic Modules [P] Compulsory
[WIW-82.177-SG] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Chemistry Quantitative Methods [P] Compulsory

References to Module / Module Number [MAT-00-31-M-1]