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Linear Algebra I (incl. Foundations of Mathematics)
(dt. Lineare Algebra I mit Grundlagen der Mathematik)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture Grundlagen der Mathematics (2 SWS) lecture Lineare Algebra 1 (4 SWS) central recitation class (2 SWS) recitation class (2 SWS),
450 hours (150 h attendance, 300 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
15 CP
Course requirement(s): Written examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. István Heckenberger, Prof. Dr. Sönke Rollenske, Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker


Fundamentals of Mathematics:

  • elementary set theory
  • natural and whole numbers, complete induction, rational numbers
  • mappings, functions, relations
  • elementary propositional logic and its application in mathematical proofs
  • real numbers, inequalities (Bernoulli etc.), complex numbers
  • groups, solids.

Linear algebra:

  • Vector spaces and linear mappings
  • Matrices and linear systems of equations
  • determinants and eigenvalues
  • Euclidean vector spaces and self-adjoint endomorphisms
  • Geometric aspects of linear algebra

Qualification Goals

Technical: Students should

  • Learn fundamentals of mathematical reasoning and argumentation,
  • master basic principles of linear and algebraic structures and be able to apply them to simple mathematical problems,
  • acquire the basic mathematical knowledge that is the foundation for the entire course of study.

Soft skills: The students should

  • practice mathematical working methods (developing mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training the ability to abstract, understanding the strict axiomatic structure of mathematical areas on a (comparatively) simple structure),
  • improve their oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and in discussion.




The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Business Mathematics

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Basic Modules in Mathematics.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

Recommended Reading

  • Jänich, K.: Lineare Algebra, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg 1996
  • Brieskorn, E.: Lineare Algebra und Analytische Geometrie I und II, Vieweg, Braunschweig-Wiesbaden 1983/1985
  • Bröcker, T.: Lineare Algebra und Analytische Geometrie, Birkhäuser, Basel-Boston-Berlin 2003
  • Fischer, G.: Lineare Algebra, Vieweg, Braunschweig-Wiesbaden 1995

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2016/17. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

  • Winter 2016/17
  • Summer 2018 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2018/19 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2019/20 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2021 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2021/22 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2022/23 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2023/24 (no corresponding element)

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