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Linear Algebra
(dt. Lineare Algebra)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4+2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
360 hours (120 h attendance, 200 h preparation and follow-up inklusive Studienleistungen, 40 h Vorbereitung and Ablegen von Prüfungsleistungen)
Credit points,
formal requirements
12 CP
Course requirement(s): Oral examination (20-30 min.)
Examination type: Translation is missing, sorry. German original:
1) Erfolgreiche Bearbeitung von mindestens 50 % sowie mind. 1-3 Präsentationen der wöchentlich gestellten Übungsaufgaben 2) Klausur (90-120 Min.)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program LAaG Mathematics. In the event of failure, a total of 4 attempts are available for the examination.
Origin LAaG 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


Foundations of mathematics:

elementary set theory, number domains, induction, functions, propositional calculus and its use in mathematical proofs

Linear algebra:

  • Vector spaces and linear maps
  • Matrices and linear systems of equations
  • Determinants and eigenvalues
  • Euclidean vector spaces and selfadjoint endomorphisms
  • geometric aspects of linear algebra

Qualification Goals


The students can

  • understand and use the basic principles of linear structures, linearization and coordinate systems and are familiar with the associated basic concepts,
  • apply mathematical methods to concrete questions,
  • can distinguish between mathematical intuition and formal deduction and can use and relate both components,
  • know and understand the principles of strict axiomatic construction of mathematical theories through the comparatively simple structure of a vector space,
  • have basic knowledge and linear algebra skills required for the entire degree program, especially for the modules Analysis, Algebra, Complex Analysis, Geometry.

Qualification goals:

The students know and understand the basic principles of linear structures and their conceptualization in linear algebra. They are familiar with basic mathematical methods and the importance of building an axiomatic theory.




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

  • LAaG Mathematics

When studying LAaG Mathematics, this module must be completed in the study area Basic Modules.

Recommended Reading

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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
  • 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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