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Module MAT-14-11-M-3

Introduction to Numerical Methods (M, 9.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-14-11-M-3 Introduction to Numerical Methods 9.0 CP (270 h)


CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [3] Bachelor (Core)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MAT-GRU] Mathematics (B.Sc. year 1 and 2)
Reference course of study [MAT-82.276-SG] B.Sc. Business Mathematics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4V+2U MAT-14-11-K-3
Introduction to Numerical Methods
P 84 h 186 h
- PL1 9.0 WiSe
  • About [MAT-14-11-K-3]: Title: "Introduction to Numerical Methods"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 186 h
  • About [MAT-14-11-K-3]: The study achievement [U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded) must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (20-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 82036 ("Module Exam Introduction to Numerical Methods")

Evaluation of grades

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


The basic concepts and algorithms for the numerical solution of problems from Analysis and Linear Algebra are covered:
  • approximation theory, interpolation of continuous and differentiable functions by polynomials or spline functions
  • numerical integration: interpolation and Gaussian quadrature,
  • numerical methods for linear systems of equations: Gauss elimination, Cholesky method, QR decomposition, perturbation theory,
  • linear curve fitting,
  • non-linear and parameter-dependent systems of equations,
  • eigenvalue problems.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Building on the knowledge acquired in the first year of their mathematical studies, the students have acquired basic theoretical and practical knowledge in an area of practical/applied mathematics.

They know and understand the basic methods and algorithms for the numerical solution of problems in linear algebra and analysis. They are able to think algorithmically and understand and apply basic techniques for the description and estimation of approximation and discretisation errors. They are able to critically assess the possibilities and limits of the use of numerical algorithms and they are able to work on smaller problems from science and technology using numerical methods.

In the exercise classes the students have acquired a confident, precise and independent handling of the terms, propositions and methods from the lecture.


  • P. Deuflhard, A. Hohmann: Numerische Mathematik I,
  • J. Stoer, R. Bulirsch: Numerische Mathematik,
  • J. Werner: Numerische Mathematik.


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

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)

For students of the (Bachelor's) study programmes of the Department of Mathematics, the proof of successful participation in the exercise classes of "Fundamentals of Mathematics I" or "Fundamentals of Mathematics II" (e.g. from the module [MAT-10-1-M-2] Fundamentals of Mathematics) is prerequisite for participation in the module examination.

References to Module / Module Number [MAT-14-11-M-3]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MAT-82.276-SG] B.Sc. Business Mathematics General Mathematics [P] Compulsory