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Module MAT-00-51-M-1

Mathematics for Biophysics I (M, 5.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-00-51-M-1 Mathematics for Biophysics I 5.0 CP (150 h)
PHY-MBP1-M-1 Mathematics for Biophysics I 5.0 CP (150 h)


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MAT-Service] Mathematics for other Departments
Reference course of study [PHY-82.681-SG] B.Sc. Biophysics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U MAT-00-51-K-1
Mathematics for Biophysics I
P 42 h 108 h
ja PL1 5.0 WiSe
  • About [MAT-00-51-K-1]: Title: "Mathematics for Biophysics I"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 108 h
  • About [MAT-00-51-K-1]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (120 Min.)
  • Examination number: 81035 ("Mathematics for Biophysics I")

Evaluation of grades

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


  • vector functions,
  • functions in several variables,
  • partial derivatives,
  • the total derivative,
  • extremal points and values for functions in several variables,
  • extremal points and values under constraints,
  • the curve integral,
  • linear algebra in ℝn,
  • curvilinear coordinates on ℝ³.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

By means of exemplary calculations, the students should gain an understanding of basic mathematical facts and thus be able to solve scientific problems, especially in the field of biophysics, using the mathematical methods learned.


  • S. Großmann: Mathematischer Einführungskurs für die Physik;
  • G. Merziger, T. Wirth: Repetitorium der Höheren Mathematik (Aufgabensammlung),
  • T. Reißinger: Mathematik für Ingenieure.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MAT-00-51-M-1]

References to Module / Module Number [PHY-MBP1-M-1]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[PHY-82.681-SG] B.Sc. Biophysics [Fundamentals] Fundamentals of Mathematics for Biophysics [P] Compulsory